I imagine that the owner of these shelves is someone who likes to have fun… and one of the books says this right on the cover.
These beautiful shelves speaks of someone who is serious about their library.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
This room is a comfortable library/study that anyone in the family would enjoy spending time in.
These shelves are a work of art in and of themselves.
These bookcases are fairly standard and not extremely ornate. The thing I like about this room is that they have
taken what looks like to be a small space and made it into a full library.
Even small homes can have a large library.
Also, the windows have thick curtains, which can be closed to protect the spines from fading.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them
Creating an interesting pattern like this for your shelves also solves the problem of differing size books,
especially if you collect photography or architecture.
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Although these bookshelves are very interesting and modern, you would not want to store your rare books in this fashion.
Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul. – Cicero
The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Libraries can also be a work of art unto themselves.
We hope that you have enjoyed these images and quotes and that you continue to enjoy planning and building your own library.
So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
–Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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