Altered Books

Altered Books Contest

It’s time for the 3rd Annual Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest!

Not sure how to get started? Visit our book altering station near the Research Help Desk the week before Spring Break. We’ll have crafting and art supplies, as well as some books you can experiment on!

  •  ·       Contest is open to Skidmore students, staff, and faculty. Entrants may be individuals or teams. Limit one entry per person/team. To register, fill out this brief form:  
  • ·         We can supply you with a book or you are welcome to use your own. Just stop by the Circulation Desk in Scribner Library anytime to request a book to alter if you need one.
  • ·         Completed books will be accepted at the Circulation Desk in Scribner Library through noon on Friday, March 23.
  • ·         Entries will be on display for voting in Scribner Library from Friday, March 23 through noon on Friday, March 30. Everyone on campus is invited to vote for their favorite altered books.

To get ideas, check out our gallery of past contest entries in Creative Matter:

2017 Altered Books

2016 Altered Books

For more information about altered books, see our Altered Books guide at

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