The Post About Book Abodes

I like books. Some of you seem to like books. Or at least you seem to like bookstore money.

There are a couple of issues that come with liking books.
1. They cost money.
2. They cost even more money when you forget they're in your college backpack and fail to return them to Woodruff Library and then discover this lapse of memory when you are unpacking after buying your first home 5 years later. My apologies to Emory University. Trust me, no one will miss Interpersonal Process in Psychotherapy: A Relational Approach. It's better that I have it. Right, coworkers?

Another challenge with liking books is storage.

I have them in every room in my house. Bookshelved. Strewn about. Tucked away under guest towels. Everywhere.

I recently stumbled upon 20 Brilliant Bookcases. Here's a sample:

I imagine this bookcase resembles the organizational structure in my brain.

I like that sitting on this bookcase seems to make you transparent. Transparent = thin.

See the other 18 wonderful homes for your reading material at Incredible Things.

So, where do you hide all your books? Any neato ideas?

{images: Design Within Reach / Behance Network}


  1. We have book shelve, bedside tables, end tables, and kitchen tables for my books (Kara doesn't read as much as I do).

    There is nothing quite like starting a new book (or an old one you love {The Stand})

    But my favorite suppository for books is the basket by the toilet in the bathroom. I cherish those moments. Currently in the basket
    1. Biography of Gen. George Patton
    2. A Glimpse of Jesus, Brennan Manning.
    3. People magazine. 100 (or 50?) Most Beautiful People. I didn't make the list this year either.

  2. I recently started reading books. I think I have read more books in the past year than I have in my whole life. I agree with the money aspect, that’s why I wish we had a good used book store in Birmingham. Nashville has a great one called McKay’s, there is also one in Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tn. I have also found some good deals at the Salvation Army store in Hoover. Now I have a ton of books but just need to set aside the time to read them. That’s why I love book studies, they are good to motivate us to read at least a chapter a week. Good post

  3. I love that first book shelf! Holy crapballs that's awesome. The second one, not so much. I don't want to turn into The Invisible Reading (Wo)Man. Scary.

  4. I love the honeycomb one too! So neat! I keep my books all over the place. Stacked, in shelves, as decoration. I've seen them used as actually table legs and stuff, but I've never been brave enough to try it!

  5. J: That's a unique variety by the potty.

    CB: Maybe that is God speaking through my blog for you to open up a used bookstore. Yep, I am almost sure of it.

    MWIGU: I'm now going to start using "crapballs" in everyday conversation. Thank you.

    C: I think when you have a blog about reading then you most definitely should have a couch made of books.


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