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Bookshelf inspiration

I've been picking up more ebooks lately, driven by a bunch of factors. They are sometimes more portable, affordable and accessible than paper books. But they also lack character, and it bugs me that my library is growing without filling the gaps in my bookshelves. That said, I'm working with limited space here so I'll settle for a book nook instead of a reading room — for now — and instead gorge on the stunning bookshelves I find on Pinterest. Here are five favorites, all plucked from my Bookshelves board:

Open, breezy bookshelves

Breezy, colorful and interspersed with artwork and plants. (via The Design Files)

Tall enough to need a ladder.

Tall enough to need a ladder. (via 1 Kind Design)

This bookish bathroom is enough to turn me into a bath-taker.

This bookish bathroom is enough to turn me into a bath-taker. (via Work In Progress)

I love the way the staggered books break the symmetry of the shelves.

I love the way the staggered books break the symmetry of the shelves. (via Stadshem)

Probably the best use of under-stair dead space I've ever seen.

Probably the best use of under-stair dead space I've ever seen. (via Marc Koehler Architects)


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The TBR List: Six

The TBR List: Six

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"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — book club discussion and menu