Wrong. So Wrong.

March 11, 2018

Backward-facing books

We agree with John Warner, aka the Chicago Tribune’s “Biblioracle,” that there is only one wrong way to organize your books. And this is it.

Found at The BookCase Project via Facebook

3/25/18 Postscript: Here’s a similar plea not to do this to your bookshelves.

Found at Bookstr


Great Bookshelf Ornament!

February 19, 2017


Gail Sisolak, who writes the delightful (if rather cat-photo-heavy) blog Wrote Trips, posted this photo on her     Facebook page; I don’t know where she found it.

But isn’t it wonderful?


Unusual Bookcases

February 11, 2017


Apartment Therapy searched its archives and found these photos of ten bizarre-looking bookcases.

Some of these bookshelves are as expensive as they are unusual. The bookcase pictured above cost $860. Think how many books that much money would buy!

Found at Apartment Therapy’s Facebook page

Two Dozen Ideas for Home Bookshelves

February 5, 2017


Some of these 24 ideas posted by BuzzFeed for shelving books at home have been posted before, some are downright dreadful-looking, and all of them look fairly pricey. But – hey – there’s no harm in looking, right? Maybe you could adapt one or more of these ideas in a more affordable form?

Found on BuzzFeed’s Facebook page

It’s a Gutter! It’s a Shelf! It’s a Gutter-Shelf!

February 13, 2014

Gutters as shelves

We’ve seen other incarnations of this idea, but it’s still such a clever, do-able, and inexpensive idea – especially for a kiddie’s room – that we’re reposting it again.

Found at Atlanta-based retired librian Karen Skellie’s Facebook page

Nifty Nightstand for Booklovers

September 3, 2013

Nifty nightstand

Posted to Facebook on 1/11/12 by Missoula, Montana-based librarian Kimberly Beatty (aka The Goodwill Librarian)

Nifty Bookshelf Idea du Jour

December 10, 2012

fireescapeshelf2There weren’t any books on this contraption when this photo was taken, but there could’ve been!

Found at Cool Things