It’s OK to Own Books You Haven’t (Yet) Read

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An argument for feeling OK about all – well, at least some – of the books you’ve bought but haven’t read.

This article was first published at Inc., then again at Fast Company

Found at Eat Sleep Read’s Facebook page

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Beware of Simplistic Formulas for “Decluttering” Your Bookshelves!

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So what if a particular book doesn’t (to borrow an injunction from a popular de-cluttering guide) “spark joy.”

Books are not mere objects. If you believe that, then you can’t treat them as such when it comes to purging your personal collection of books.

Read one journalist’s hilariously-written objections to the philosophy of treating books as mere objects. Her article appeared recently in The Guardian.

Found at The Guardian’s Facebook page

Downsizing When You Own 35,000 Books

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What’s it like to move from a home with thousands of books to a “small apartment”?

Famous book lover (and book writer) Alberto Manguel knows, and this past summer he explained to an ABC reporter what that feels like – and how he came to own so many books, despite the fact that he works in a library.

Read the story from ABC’s website.

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Found via The Book Project’s Facebook page

Two Dozen Ideas for Home Bookshelves

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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

A Gallery of Window Seats

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Although I’ve never found window seats comfortable myself (at least, not since I was a kid), window reading nook photos are always so attractive-looking!

If you’ve always hankered after installing one of these in your home, Onekindesign has posted photos of 35 different examples to inspire you.

Found at the Book Connections’ Facebook page