Rooms for bibliophiles
Elegant ideas for storing and displaying books
Books fulfil myriad functions in our lives: they provide information, foster our enthusiasms and spark our memories... and add colour and a true sense of personality to every room.
Whether it is a cubbyhole of well-thumbed paperbacks within arm’s-reach of the bath, an eclectic collection of hand-me-down cookery books punctuating a sleek utilitarian kitchen, or a charmingly cluttered home-study brimming with leather-bound volumes, to surround ourselves with these personal treasures is to truly make a house a home.
Author and bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn – Living Rooms, Home Libraries & Studies, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Corridors & Staircases and Children’s Spaces – discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and illustrating how each space can be brought to life by books.
Page after page, you will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an ever-growing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and helpful feature spreads will illustrate how to organize and care for your books. Beautifully presented and elegantly written, scattered with anecdotes and quotes from famous readers throughout, this book is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.
Damian Thompson is currently Books Editor and Chief Sub-editor of The World of Interiors magazine, having previously worked in book publishing for years. His voracious reading habits – and his plan to plough through the entire work of Dickens in chronological order – have been scuppered by small children. Having joined a book club to spur himself on, these days he manages around a novel a month.
|Dimensions||cm 21,6 x 25,4|