Inventive Home Libraries: More Than Just a Stack of Books

By , June 14, 2011 10:44 am

by Kristine Lloyd

I don’t know about you, but my books are stacked in nooks and crannies all over my apartment. It’s a step below the crate and plank system I used in college. But I do respect the anal retentive who catalog their home libraries and those crafty souls out there who seem to be touched by the Martha Stewart gene.

People organize their books by color, shape, genre and certainly by other more bizarre and sentimental schemes. More than just a place to house books, a library can be its own artistic statement. I really enjoyed this article with photos of inventive library designs. While I can assure you that any principle of organization is unlikely to affect me, I can fantasize about having a well-curated library. Perhaps someone will do the work for me.

3 Responses to “Inventive Home Libraries: More Than Just a Stack of Books”

  1. Barbara Holt says:

    Who needs furniture when you have books?

  2. Robyn says:

    I’d like a library organized autobiographically in the order I read the books a la John Cusack in High Fidelity. Sweet Valley Twins and Little House on the Prairie sets at the beginning, parenting and sleep issue books at the end. 🙂

  3. Philippe says:

    My lit. books are organized by author nationality. T.S. Eliot sits in between England and the U.S. Stacks are just as good though.

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