Bookshelf Porn

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  1. Treen

    Treen Senior member

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    I like the pictures where you can see a comfortable chair or a window seat: somewhere you can picture someone reading. It makes the spaces seem more complete and lived in, somehow.
     
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    why Senior member

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    Bookshelves should hold books and facilitate organization. They also shouldn't be out of place or in the way. Aesthetics are a subordinate concern -- bookshelves tend to look like books. There's little more pretentious than seeing La comedie humaine indenting a conspicuously eye-level shelf two up from Chicken Soup for the Soul.
     
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    Jerome Senior member

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    This is magnificent:

    http://bookshelfporn.com/archive

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    Great link, thanks. Am enjoying it a lot since I'm quite bibliophile myself. I only have a small city apartment but its quite full of books, too!
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    we have 2 of these, love them:

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  5. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    really inspiring stuff. i'm only 19 but that's a big dream of mine -- to have a really vast library full of the books i love. i really like alot of the setups on that site. right now i don't have many books (and several of them are random fiction/fitness/clothes books) but i read each of these and i have a pretty simple book setup: [​IMG] just a couple of bookends i got from office depot. i want to have bookshelf walls like in those photos one day.
     
  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    we have 2 of these, love them:

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    Very cool shelves. Quite nice for a modern place.
     
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    I once tried something like this [​IMG] Looks cool but makes it a real bugger to find anything.
     
  8. Connemara

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    I just love built-in shelves. Simple, clean, efficient. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. binge

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    I once tried something like this
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    Looks cool but makes it a real bugger to find anything.


    Not that bad really. I once had my ~2000 records sorted by color. It wasn't too tough to find things.
     
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    Reggs Senior member

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    I once tried something like this
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    Looks cool but makes it a real bugger to find anything.


    With little effort, I bet you could set up some sort of excel template to look up something.
     
  11. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    really inspiring stuff. i'm only 19 but that's a big dream of mine -- to have a really vast library full of the books i love. i really like alot of the setups on that site.

    right now i don't have many books (and several of them are random fiction/fitness/clothes books) but i read each of these and i have a pretty simple book setup:

    [​IMG]

    just a couple of bookends i got from office depot. i want to have bookshelf walls like in those photos one day.


    How is that Schwarzenegger book? I've had my eye on it.
     
  12. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    o_O

    you have books ?


    iirc, af turned his library into an entertainment nook (tv, styrostereo,etc)
     
  13. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    How is that Schwarzenegger book? I've had my eye on it.

    pretty damned useful. pretty much exactly what it says it is: an encyclopedia for any exercise. explains how to do them, what they work etc.

    i paid $20. would def kop again.
     
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    Wait, you smell that?
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    There is something chic about the Ikea Billy bookcase.
     

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