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Book Storage (Five Different Flavors of Library Heaven)

I’m in the mood for a little library heaven. Books comfort me. I love being surrounded by them, teased by the words and the worlds tucked between the covers, soothed by row upon row of orderly spines inviting me to come discover new places and people and things.

Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. No… eight days a week.

~Alan Bradley

So let’s take a walk through some gorgeous pictures of heavenly libraries and pretend for a little while that we can visit. Or, better yet, import some of these ideas into our own homes!

Library Heaven

A room with some views (books AND a lovely big window!)… (Via Tumblr)

 

This cozy nook by John K. Anderson just begs me to curl up and indulge in a good book! (From CrunchLipstick)

 

What’s not to love about twinkle lights, lots of green plants, bright windows, and books in this downtown Los Angeles loft? (Via Apartment Therapy)

 

More inviting coziness… Don’t you love the look of that cushy chair and the oversized ottoman, all surrounded by books? (From Pinterest)

 

Just as appealing as “dark and cozy” is Diane von Furstenberg’s  bright, spacious library. I love the fireplace, the big window, the ladders (!), and of course all the books and books and books!

I’m in the mood for a little library heaven. Books comfort me. I love being surrounded by them, teased by the words and the worlds tucked between the covers, soothed by row upon row of orderly spines inviting me to come discover new places and people and things. Take a virtual walk with me!

Last summer I shared several of my favorite libraries (so much library heaven, so little time!). Be sure to check them out here: All the Crannies and All the Nooks!

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Which one is your favorite?
Have you got a dream library picked out? Share in the comments!

 

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Your Hoard: How to Care for Your Books

When I was a fledgling my wonderful mama taught me a lot about cleaning, but I do not recall a lesson about how to care for your books. Dishes, bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry, cooking—yes. Books? No. Maybe it was obvious to her. Or maybe she was so busy enjoying her stacks and boxes of books that it just slipped her mind. Or maybe I’m taking my book obsession to new heights.

But really—how do you care for your books? They look marvelous lined up on the shelves, but I don’t have a magical force field to keep off all the dust. Do you? If so, where can I get one, too?

I want my darlings to last forever and ever, so I jumped on the Google Train. Want to see what I learned? Continue reading Your Hoard: How to Care for Your Books