I've always been a sucker for beautifully displayed books, and cozy spaces in which to enjoy them. For World Book Day, book enthusiast (among other things), Rachel Miner tweeted:
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ― Cicero #WorldBookDay2021
along with photos of her beautiful bookshelves and cozy reading space.
Source: Rachel Miner
Ugh. I love it. I have more books in my house than I know what to do with, but this is just *heart-eyes emoji*. I love all of the non-book items that have found their homes amongst the books. I'm a sucker for a good library ladder. And do her plants have... names?
Enter my QT:
BRB, gonna go live in @RachelMiner1's living room now. #LibraryGoals
I have many library goals, as yet unattainable in my current living space, but floor-to-ceiling bookcases wherever I can fit them will have to do for now. I designed and built the bookcase below (left) to house a fraction of my ever-growing book habit, which then expanded into the hallway. I try to keep those two bookcases, containing fiction and literary non-fiction, down to about 500 books. Other bookcases throughout the house store science books, field guides, humor, children's books, reference, travel, how-to, graphic novels, and others.
More delicious libraries...
(all photos from Architectural Digest, BookBub, BuzzFeed, Condé Nast, and SpaceWise)