My Book Space wants an overhaul. In a major way. I sit here at my desk, looking at the serviceable build-a-shelf units from the hardware store, and dream about them stretching upward all the way to the ceiling. And developing glass doors to protect them from dust. And downlights—just for the aesthetic value, because I can actually see all my books perfectly well, even at night. Except for the ones stacked double. When I consider them, my dream expands. What I really need is a hinged unit that divides the shelf in half vertically. Then I could happily store my collection of paperbacks in a single, visible manner. Perfect…

Also, apparently, this bit must be custom built.

So read my books! Tell all your friends! Gift them! Because I need want new bookshelves!

In the meantime, here are some of the libraries I drool over…

 

Drool-worthy Book Space

I love plants. My house has lots of them—seeing them makes me feel like I can breathe. (Not that I have trouble with breathing!) They are soothing and beautiful. So this room? Stacks of books, green things, cozy rug, and all that beautiful light…? Perfect.

 

What a perfect thing to do with a little extra space! (In this case, that white “floor” goes up and down, protecting the collection from pets and kiddos. Very clever.)
 


This one from a Danish site is labeled “Cool Annons With Matsal Inspiration.” While it’s probably more elegant than I’d want in my own home, it’s definitely “cool” and definitely inspired. I would not complain at all if my dining table were surrounded by bookshelves!

My Book Space wants an overhaul, in a major way. I sit here at my desk, looking at the serviceable build-a-shelf units from the hardware store, and dream… www.robinlythgoe.com

I can’t find a credit at all for this picture, but does this look like the perfect, cozy, warm, wonderful reading place or what??
 
My Book Space wants an overhaul, in a major way. I sit here at my desk, looking at the serviceable build-a-shelf units from the hardware store, and dream… www.robinlythgoe.com

Light. Bright. Comfy. And greenery, too! Yup, this one’s another winner in my book. I could settle into this room quite nicely!

My Book Space wants an overhaul, in a major way. I sit here at my desk, looking at the serviceable build-a-shelf units from the hardware store, and dream… www.robinlythgoe.comSorry, I don’t know who to credit for this one, either, but I’m definitely feeling a strong inspiration to paint. I love the white rug. I’d probably ruin the white rug… haha!

Want to see more libraries I love?

https://robinlythgoe.com/book-storage-library-heaven/

https://robinlythgoe.com/all-the-crannies-and-all-the-nooks/

 

Photo by Martin Adams on Unsplash

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Which one is your favorite? Have you got a dream library picked out?
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