Jasmine Deatherage used to have boxes of old books in her cupboards. One day she decided to do something unique and started Ex Libris Anonymous to recycle the books into journals. She keeps the covers and up to 5 of the pages inside then adds 75 pages of blank paper and rebinds them with spiral binding. She sells them each for US$12.
Scrolling through the catalog, I recognized several of the kids' books and many of the others are the sort you find for 25 cents at garage sales. It's not clear if she ships to Canada, but I'm betting she'd work out a deal.