Thursday, January 28, 2010

Books on display



I just love books on display. Of course I buy to read not to display, but there is something about shelves and shelves of books that make me swoon and feel warm inside. Whenever I visit a friend's house and am allowed to look around a bit, I go straight to the hallway or living room bookshelf and check out what they have in there; from first editions to tattered collector's items to atlases to untouched chick lits. Even my boyfriend has this lovely collection of books (well, he's a professor) that I always browse through.

These book storage and display ideas from Design 3000 are of course not quite like the shelves-and-shelves that I adore, but I can't deny that these are really nice ways to display your books. I especially love the third one, and the first one is genius because it also acts as bookmark. Oh, and check out these brilliant book lights that I've posted a few weeks ago.

So my lovelies, do you adore books as decor/display like I do or am I being too nerdy? What do you think of these designs? Sound off below!

20 comments:

  1. I love love love it! I'm obsessed with books on display too :) I have two book shelves in my already too small apartment. I can't get enough. :)

    Love,

    Meg :)

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  2. Ooh, I absolutely love book displays!! That's immediately where my eye goes whenever I enter a person's house!!
    And I myself keep a grand collection of books...these are great ideas for displaying them!!

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  3. creative book displays! p.s nice blog :) and i love the bangles on the earlier post btw

    xo tess

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  4. great ideas!wish i owned my place to make it as i wish

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  5. I'm a huge bookworm, and love these ways of showcasing books. The 1st one is pretty genius!

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  6. i'm a books fan too. i really wish i have your rack and organizing skills. you have such great collection. i agree with you about book displays too. they always make me feel happy that i've always wondered why. perhaps that's the combination of colors and typography. ;)

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  7. Ah. Love it! Those are so creative!

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  8. These are cool. Eventually I'd like to have a room dedicated to my books.

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  9. I love these book cases. Unfortunately I don't have that many books to fill it up but it would look so good in my living room.

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  10. You're not being nerdy at all. Or if you are, I'm nerdy with you. I love displaying my books, and put a lot of thought into it at times. I do buy them to read, but I think that's the coolest thing about them -- they look awesome AND they contain fascinating stories and ideas. I like the second book frame thing a lot. One day, I'm going to decorate my whole house with books (well, maybe not the WHOLE thing but close).

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  11. Oh, really cool!!!
    I feel inspired to find a new Place for my Books:)

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  12. I love these display ideas... I have a never-ending love affair with books too. xoxo

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  13. I'm so glad you visited my blog, because it led me to yours :)

    Book displays are a clever idea and a great way to display our beloved reads in a asthetically pleasing fashion.

    Personally, I love the look of a wall completely covered with shelves upon shelves of colourful books. A rainbow of books!
    XO,
    -Jess

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  14. I love to display the books I love to read! :) Love the books all stacked on top of each other!

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  15. I too like the third. It was on the cover of a magazine once....I forget. But I loved it!
    The worst part of renovations (well all is bad except the end of them!) is books in boxes, and boxes, in storage. :( I was peeking through them earlier actually. They are depressed from lack of vitamin D....
    :)
    Andrea

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  16. I have just recently taken out all of the books I had in a chest....and put them on the shelving towers I purchased 8 years ago...talk about procrastination! Love your blog! Definitely can't wait to read more...that's why I had to follow you so I'll know what's going on! ~Corie

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  17. Thank you for the kind words!

    These are beautiful! I need to organize my books haha.

    I love your other entries too! I NEED that tea sumbarine! Following!

    joellenlove.blogpsot.com

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  18. what a great idea!! i'd love to do that at my home.

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  19. i love the 2nd display...
    i actually also like the 3rd but with how clumsy i am, i think i'd drop everything to the floor if i get one book..hehe.

    if you're a nerd by liking book displays,then count me as one! i love bookstores...i love the idea of having lots and lots of books! i;ll definitely have shelves of them when i get a place of my own..:D

    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  20. these are fabulous, i love books as wall decor :)
    great blog by the way!

    xx
    jess

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Your lovely comments are most welcome! xoxo- andy

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