Books And Bookshelves

If there is something Cindy and I share an immense love for (besides each other, of course) it’s books and reading.

In our living room is a floor-to-ceiling bookcase covering an entire wall that we built ourselves a few years ago. We drew up plans, bought the lumber, cut it, stained it, sealed it, constructed it and attached it to the wall. It’s beautiful and one of the things that make it beautiful is that we worked on it together. It is filled with hardback books belonging to both of us. When we sell this place and move in about two years, that bookcase will be the one thing in this house that I will hate leaving behind.

My office has three tall bookshelves filled to overflowing with books that are just mine. In the hallway outside my office is another bookcase filled with my books.

Cindy’s office also has three tall bookshelves filled with just her books.

In our bedroom, we each have a tall bookcase on our respective sides of the room. Both are filled with out favorite paperback books (mine are generally science fiction while hers are generally romance) and we both have boxes of books that are packed away. It should be no surprise then that our plans for our new home in NC will include built-in bookcases in the living room and at least two walls (if not three) of bookshelves in my writing den.

All of which brings me to this article I found on the Internet entitled, “20 Unusually Brilliant Bookcase and Bookshelf Designs: Creative, Modular and Unique Furniture” on the WebUrbanist site. This stairway bookcase is especially cool to me. I’d probably be hard pressed to make it completely up or down the steps without stopping to pull out a tome or two.

There are other designs as well. Go take a look and see what you like.

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