To interact with books, many of us scribble in their margins — but stop there. This summer, more than 20 local trans people went a step further — by painting, drawing and reworking what they read for this one-day exhibit. Some even hacked the books completely, making drawers out of their spines and matchstick boxes, and cutting windows into their pages. It's no wonder: The altered books are meant to reflect their own gender identity changes. "The journey of transformation in oneself," says Trans Altered Book Project leader Jesse White, "is beautifully translated in the transformation of these books."