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Book storage as art


I discovered by looking at this post that I don't really approve of organizing books by the color of their spines.

Also, "a deeply comforting amount of books that we will never be able to read in its entirety in our lifetimes"? I saw maybe one image that had that many books.

I like the stretchable ones toward the bottom of the page, which are also discussed here:

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Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:08 am (UTC)

I didn't care so much for the stretchable ones, because it would seem to me you could just use that space to put more of them side by side in the first place.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I definitely see your point, but I've often found myself out of storage space in my existing shelves and not wanting to go buy more shelves, so it appealed from that perspective.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
IMO all of those are for people who care more about looking like they have books than about having books. Several of them would fail if you actually tried to read any of the books, because they use the books as structural elements.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
I definitely don't approve of using readable books as structural elements.

Or vinyl records melted into the shape of bowls, or typewriter key bracelets or...
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Apr. 24th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
The curvy ones make me a bit woozy too.

I'd love to have a large, elegant, traditional sort of library space for them all. (You know -- with Persian rugs and paintings and chaises longues.)

I'd love to come hang out with you there.

At Home With Books by Caroline Seebohm

Oh cool, it's at the library. I'll go look at it sometime.

Actually, aesthetics does affect how I arrange my books.

I'm not surprised! :-) I don't disapprove of that. I just disapprove of the rainbow spines thing. I'm sure you would do something much more creative.
Apr. 24th, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
At my reading speed, almost any of those shelves would be enough to last me a lifetime if I actually read them all and started out having not read them all.

(Of course, the problem with that idea is that I *already* have a lifetime of books to read, for me, in my own collection at home, but that doesn't stop me wanting and buying new ones, or not feeling like reading any of the things I have waiting at a given moment.)
Apr. 24th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
"a deeply comforting amount of books that we will never be able to read in its entirety in our lifetimes"

Perhaps they meant all the books in the entire post? I'd have trouble getting through all those, despite reading nearly a book a week.
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