More Clever Spaces for Bookcases

Unique ways to squeeze in more storage for books.

Many people, like myself, refuse to get an electronic book reader.  I like to hold real books in my hands, and feel the paper as I turn the pages and smell the ink.  Those with ever growing collections of books need places to keep their bound friends.  This wide staircase [top] is a perfect example of a unique bookshelf location that doesn’t take up precious square footage.  Frank Lloyd Wright designed this wooden stair bookcase for his famous house Fallingwater. It fills the empty space on the wall with warmth. The rounded ends of each shelves provide spaces for other kinds of display.  … Continue Reading

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2 Responses to More Clever Spaces for Bookcases

  1. RHome410 August 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Finding every possible place for bookshelves… A post after my own heart, as I’m ALWAYS short on book storage. I wish we’d had room for wider hallways for storage and shelves along the side. One of my regrets.

    Not sure of books over the tub, as books and steam seem like soggy and maybe mildewy bedfellows… and I’d probably knock a whole shelf-full in the water! But a book and a soak seem a relaxing combo.

  2. Dragonmamma/Naomi August 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I agree; books in the bathroom are a terrible idea. Even if they’re not right over the tub, the humidity from hot baths/showers will ruin them.

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