Paint it White: Paint some big books white & stack them high! - 18 Ways to Upcycle Books via Brit + Co. -- Good for defunct dictionaries, encyclopedias, and textbooks. great idea for night stand in small space
DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.