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My Ideal Bookshelf
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.
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UwannaPublishme
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What do your books say about you? That‘s really the premise of this beautiful coffee table hardcover. Includes short interviews with noted writers & artists who reveal which 10 books shaped their lives AND a gorgeous custom illustration of each person‘s ideal bookshelf. Warning: Reading this book WILL add many more books to your TBR!
I know that‘s why you sent me this one @PurpleyPumpkin 😁😉❤️📚📚📚
#BookSpin
@TheAromaofBooks

UwannaPublishme Which books shaped your life? I pictured a few of mine here. Check out illustrator Jane Mount‘s site for cool bookish gifts. She‘ll even create a custom illustration of your own Ideal Bookshelf: idealbookshelf.com 5mo
AmyG This looks like an excellent book. 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oh how fun!! I love how different books have inspired/changed different people. 5mo
UwannaPublishme @AmyG I even found a few new authors! 😊 5mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Me too! That‘s why I love author memoirs so much. 5mo
AmyG I love finding a new author! 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Love your collage!🤩 And yes, I‘m always happy to add to your tbr. 😅 Glad you enjoyed it!👍🏽 5mo
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UwannaPublishme
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😍🙌🏻
#neverendingtbr

Leftcoastzen Nice thought! 6mo
Bookwomble In order to read all the books I want to (which is ALL the books!), I think I'll have to bathe in the vital fluids of other living beings to preserve my life force. Considering I'm a veggie, I guess there's going to be a lot of worried carrots out there! 🥕😟🥕 6mo
UwannaPublishme @Leftcoastzen I‘ve had some great books find me. 6mo
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UwannaPublishme @Bookwomble Whatever powers we need to enlist, we must forge forward! 😁📚📚 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so true!! 5mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗🤗🤗 Hope you‘re having a great summer, Misty! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UwannaPublishme thank you! You too 💛💛 5mo
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SW-T
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Thought some of you would like this article about how we organize our shelves. A nice read and it doesn‘t promote one style over another.

“Your books are your books, and you get to decide what to do with them.”

https://www.tor.com/2022/01/20/mark-as-read-book-organization/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! I‘m about to reorganize mine! 12mo
RebL I have opinions about shelving books, but you've just provided me with my favorite. You decide what to do with your books, just like you decide what you want to read. 12mo
marleed Thanks - great article. I love my shelves and play and reorganize them all the time. My current system doesn‘t separate the read from TBR, but I did a thing…. If I‘ve read a book (there‘s a yellow sticky, on the first page reminding me mm/yyyy read) I push it all the way into the back of the shelf. TBR and the spine is pulled out about an inch from the back of the shelf. This is currently working for my read from my shelves 2022 goal! 12mo
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SW-T @RebL Exactly! 😁 (edited) 12mo
SW-T @marleed Nice. The sticky and keeping the TBRs out an inch are great ideas! Glad it‘s working for you. 😀 12mo
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Caryl
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My January #BookSpinBINGO list is ready!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Chrissyreadit
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 13mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Not sure if any of my fellow littens are fans of this cool new magazine by and for readers, but I have an article all about designing bookshelves and letting loose your creativity in the latest issue 006!

https://www.ohreader.com/

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Allylu
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for September. Am I being too specific? I‘m trying to read my series, but I can‘t resist Readathons, and I have so many e-books! I love doing #BookSpinBingo though. It‘s the best. Thanks @TheAromaofBooks 💕📚😊

AmyG Bookspin is however you make up your list. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Love it!!! Looks fantastic!! 1y
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Apinlibraryland
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Prioritizing my bookshelves over the dirty dishes in the kitchen...

ozma.of.oz Pretty! 😍 2y
BookishMarginalia How pretty! 2y
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TheLudicReader
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So, this book case has been in a back storage room crammed with junk for four years. I am doing a little reorganizing and thought I would liberate it and move it out to where I could actually use it for its intended purpose. The bonus is that I now have room for more books.

LeahBergen Lucky you! I need more bookcases (and wall space to put them against). 😂 2y
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Astroneman
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BarbaraBB Gorgeous 😍 2y
Ruthiella Beautiful!! 😍 2y
Megabooks Love it! 2y
BiblioLitten 😍 2y
Nute Lovely! 2y
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Astroneman
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AmyG Nice! 2y
Ruthiella They look fantastic! 😀 2y
Megabooks Awesome!! 2y
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BarbaraBB They are beautiful, show is when they‘re filled with books! 2y
marleed Nice! 2y
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candc320
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I have absolutely LOVED doing #bookspinbingo this month and am so excited to do it in November too! Here‘s my list of 20 books I hope to whittle down. Thank you @TheAromaofBooks !! I want to participate in #bookspin and #doublebookspin as well.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along for another round!! 2y
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Librariana
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I'm doing that thing again where I disappear for a couple of days because the world becomes overwhelming and scary and the last thing I think about is keeping up with social media... but I'm here 💜

I've been spending time in the one room in our house I've neglected most and allowed to become a dumping ground because... 2020, am I right?

Our #homelibrary is coming along slowly but surely. Dusted and cleaned... reorganized. I am happy 😊

Hooked_on_books It looks great! 2y
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - Thanks, Holly! I had started to work on it some time back... and then got incredibly lazy and allowed boxes we hadn't unpacked as well as piles of stuff to sit right in front of the shelves and block access 😳 And then it just literally stayed that way for MONTHS 😣🤦‍♀️ We've had some time at home the last couple of days due to the poor air quality caused by local wildfires 😔 so it's been a good project to focus on. 2y
Hooked_on_books I‘ve moved a bunch and it‘s so easy to let that happen. You just run out of steam. My mom has lived in her house since 2005 and still has boxes she hasn‘t unpacked. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m sorry to hear you‘re stuck inside. I love Oregon and miss living there, but right now I‘m glad I don‘t. Those fires are beyond awful. So much damage and death and lots more upheaval than most people realize. So bad. 2y
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Revenge4bess
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Has anyone used this

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Nikki_E
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Bookshelf porn #2

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Nikki_E
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Bookshelf porn #1

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UwannaPublishme
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Wow! It‘s really Christmas in July today after opening this mega surprise package from my pal @PurpleyPumpkin !
It‘s filled with bookish books, cool bookmarks, magnets, a Wonder Woman trivia card deck, a beautiful journal and more! I may be on a sugar high right now after trying these delicious chocolate truffles from Italy, but I‘m feeling so grateful to Litsy for introducing me to such sweet friends. What a gift you are to me! 🥰🎁

Tanisha_A Such goodies 😍 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely 👏💗 3y
PurpleyPumpkin 🥰You are such a gift to me also and I am so glad you received the care package! It was a long time in the making. 😁I really hope that you enjoy everything, you so deserve it! Glad to see that the chocolates made it without being melted. I had visions of you receiving a single giant blob of chocolate rather than individual Easter eggs.😂 3y
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Oh, I love everything! The Stepford Wives is one of my favorite movies and The Ideal Bookshelf is a big treat since I adore books about books. I hope to read at least one of these before I eat all the chocolate! ☺️ Glad you‘re having a better month. I‘ll be sending you a long letter soon, and I get to write it with a pen that smells like maple syrup. How cool is that! 😉 Thanks again, my friend. What a blessing you are! 🤗❤️ 3y
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SW-T
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Asktheletters
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Goodness, long time no post. Work has been insanely busy and on top of that I bought an apartment. Which has been great, but also kind of exhausting and stressful. But...on the upside: my new bookshelf 😁

Freespirit How gorgeous 😍 3y
Chelsea.Poole Amazing!! 3y
Chelsea.Poole Amazing!! 3y
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AmyG Wow!!!! And a ladder 🙌🏻 3y
SW-T Lovely! Have fun filling them up 😊 3y
CarolynM Congratulations on the new place. It looks great! 3y
Nute Wow! So lovely! 3y
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goodbyefrancie
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A great way to spend a cold and snowy day. #Audiopuzzle

JackOBotts Those containers...tell me more!! So cute. I want to do more puzzling, but need to make space/organize. Any tips? 3y
goodbyefrancie @JackOBotts My hubby got them for me a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure he got them from Amazon. They are stackable, so super convenient. Puzzles are my way of detoxing from work. A puzzle and an audiobook and all the work stuff doesn't get space in my head. 🙂 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I love Grant Snyder!

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ashsbookmarks
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I bought a puzzle! And I love this puzzle 🧩📚
#bookpuzzle @idealbookshelf #inlove #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #book

Nute I like it! 3y
Gayan I have notecards like this with different stacks on each one. I love them. 3y
Ruthiella So cool! 😀 3y
JulAnna I did that one last winter, so fun! Enjoy! 😊 3y
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BekahB
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Organizing my bookshelves took a little longer than I planned. I ended up ordering a fourth bookcase because I liked them so much and I wanted to make sure I had plenty of room for future book purchases. 😆

I really love how they turned out! I‘m so happy that all four bookcases fit along one wall. I love seeing them all lined up! Now I‘m going to spend the next few minutes at my desk to stare at them. 📚📚

xicanti 😍 4y
britt_brooke So pretty!! 4y
Melissa_J They look lovely! 4y
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monalyisha Jealousy-inducing! 💖 4y
Slajaunie They look great! That is two very handsome/pretty babies you have on the floor as well. 🐾💙 4y
LiteraryinLawrence They look lovely! 4y
thecurlybookworm This looks amazing! Love the shelves & the cats are 😻😻 4y
CoverToCoverGirl How lovely! The kitties are purrfect. 4y
Zelma Those look very cool. Nice job! 4y
Serotonin Yo!!!! Looks great! Good job 👍 4y
TheBookgeekFrau I love that I have found a place where staring at your bookshelves is a common practice ☺️ 4y
AnneCecilie Love it 😍 4y
Simona Very nice 😍😍😍 4y
Ddzmini Looks beautiful 📖😋 4y
BekahB @xicanti, @britt_brooke, @Melissa_J, @monalyisha, @LiteraryinLititz, @Zelma, @Serotonin, @AnneCecilie, @Simona, and @Ddzmini Thank you!! I‘m so happy to have my books unpacked and on shelves. Makes it feel like home 😁 4y
BekahB Thanks @Slajaunie, @thecurlybookworm, and @CoverToCoverGirl! They weren‘t a lot of help when I was on the floor trying to organize my books. They treated the stacks like an obstacle course. 😹 4y
BekahB @C.Perone I agree! It‘s great that people here understand that staring at our shelves and reorganizing our books is actually fun. 😀 4y
Ddzmini I know what you need I hate that my books are in storage I can‘t wait to get settled so I can have all my books back 📖😋 4y
dizie_lizie They look awesome! 4y
PaperbackPirate Looks lovely! Good idea on the extra shelf bc if you‘re like me you‘re going to need it! 😅 4y
BekahB @PaperbackPirate I‘m so glad I went ahead and picked up the fourth bookcase. I can already see that it‘s going to fill up quickly. 😂 4y
PaperbackPirate Looks like the kitties are happy with your decision too! 😹 4y
BiblioLitten 😍 3y
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Mitch
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Suns out and it‘s an Ideal Bookshelf kinda day ❤️

Jari-chan That bag 😍😍 4y
Soubhiville 📚💜 4y
LA_Mead Love that bag! 4y
catebutler Love your tote! 4y
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BekahB
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My new bookcases arrived yesterday and I spent most of the afternoon assembling them. Now they‘re ready for books! I‘ve been unpacking moving boxes all week and I‘m excited to finally get my books unpacked. Hopefully by the end of a day I‘ll have an “after” pic of my shelves loaded with books. 😀 📚

DakotaWilde I love them 😍😍😍 4y
Liatrek Love it❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Julsmarshall Gorgeous! Can‘t wait to see it filled 😄 4y
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ValerieAndBooks It‘s the most fun part, filling shelves!! 4y
Callemarie Love those shelves. Where dis you get them 4y
dizie_lizie I have those shelves. I love them! Enjoy! 4y
BookwormAHN Great shelves 💕 4y
BekahB @Callemarie I ordered them from Target! They‘re Project62, 72” Loring Ladder Bookcases. I‘m tempted to buy another one. 😀 4y
BekahB Thanks @AJBowers, @Liatrek, @Julsmarshall, @dizie_lizie, and @BookwormAHN! I‘m really happy with them! 4y
BekahB @ValerieAndBooks I love organizing my shelves, so I‘m definitely looking forward to it! 😃 4y
AnneCecilie They look gorgeous. I can‘t wait to see them filled with books 4y
Ddzmini 😍😍😍📖😋 4y
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TheBookAddict
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After having two overflowing boxes of books next to my recliner in the living room, for a really long time, I decided to get this small bookcase. I think it looks way better than an end table and it‘s definitely less expensive and can hold more 😏. So...I‘m thinking of getting another one for the other end of our big couch. We have so many books just everywhere that I would probably fill it up as soon as I put it together. #shelfie

TheBookAddict #TookeyToles is checking it out. I bet she‘s trying to figure out how she‘s going to get on it. 😆 #littenkitten #mybrat #TolesBrats #catmomproblems #catsoflitsy 4y
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monkeygirlsmama
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I finally got two of my bookshelves up and several of my boxes of books shelved! So excited. 😁📚❤️

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BeansPage
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All right everybody, it's time for the super mega ultra challenge for the month of May! And we've got a fantastic game for you!

Simply watch the video and guess how many books I have on my shelves. Think of it like the jelly beans in the jar game. The one that guesses closest to the actual number wins the grand prize!!!! 💗📦💗

Watch the video here:
https://youtu.be/SFIoqaP5P-s

#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Soubhiville Books behind the books! Time for more shelves! 4y
Soubhiville Can I guess here, or only on YouTube, cuz I‘m not sure of my password to sign in over there... if here is ok I‘m going to guess there are about... 385 books in your library. 4y
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BeansPage @Soubhiville girl I have been asking for more bookshelves for Christmas and my birthday and it just doesn't seem to be happening. I think my husband is afraid if he buys me another shelf that there will be even more books involved.... And he's right!!! 😂😂😂 4y
BeansPage And yes guessing here is totally fine 4y
Clwojick 523 ♥️ 4y
julesG You definitely need more shelves. It looks like my madness before I went and got a new shelf. Let me guess,.... 578 books, give or take a few. 😜 4y
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alysonimagines
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Hooray, my first #shelfie!!! As of last night, I finally have bookshelves in my room for the first time in approximately a million years! I know it might sound crazy to other book nerds that I‘ve gone so long without them, but I used to move every few years and I just got used to hauling my books around in giant plastic bins. It‘s so nice being able to see my books on display and not have to dig through bins in my closet anymore! More below...👇

alysonimagines I absolutely love these Container Store shelves—no assembly, just unfold, and they look fantastic! (My photo doesn‘t really do them justice.) This shelf is in my reading nook; I have another shelf by my bed and one in my closet. I want to stack a fourth shelf on top of the one by my bed but will need some help with the wall brackets, so that‘s a project for later. (edited) 4y
alysonimagines @BookishMarginalia Why thank you! ☺️ 4y
SarahHarts_books Looks great!! 😍 4y
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Angeles
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Found this little gem at my favorite independent bookstore. Best coffee book ever!!!

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Reviewsbylola
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#neverever will I have adequate shelf space. 😆 I‘ve taken to just piling books on the floor in my husband‘s office/den. Luckily he‘s a good sport. #anglophileapril

Oh, and there are more hidden away in his entertainment stand to the right. 🤣🤣🤣

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My floor stacks have turned into stairs for the cats 🤦‍♀️ 4y
Mdargusch 😂😂😂 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled - perfect use for book stacks! 4y
emilyhaldi Whatever it takes!! 4y
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Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 4y
rubyslippersreads I keep trying to figure out where I could put more bookshelves. 😏 4y
rubyslippersreads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My cats would just knock them over. 😹 4y
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amyrohn
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Reorganized and color coded my shelves for something special I‘m starting soon! Can‘t wait to share it!

tpixie Built in! Fun! 4y
JoScho Fabulous shelves! 4y
BookNAround How fun are those shelves? 4y
GripLitGrl Love it❣ 4y
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erinreads
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Organized my #BOTM books by author and officially only have room for one more in this current setup. 😭 My husband is also pushing for this to hold more books, so the rest is a work in progress. I love the look of the squares, but it sure makes it hard to attractively fill them with books because there‘s always the inevitable empty space where no book will fit. #shelfie

JoScho They look great! 4y
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RealLifeReading
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Gezemice This is really cool! 4y
PagesByTheWater Thanks for the share, this was really interesting!!! 4y
Kimberlone I just saw this today! Would definitely be useful where I live! 4y
Ddzmini Love it 🥰 4y
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wallacereads
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This view never gets old.

rather_be_reading 😍😍 4y
Soubhiville ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Librarybelle
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I have a #constantcraving for books. Yes, this is my dining room table. No, I have not used this for anything but books in about two years. #TimbitTunes

MicheleinPhilly 😮😮😮 4y
Booksnchill But if theybring you joy...🤣👍💖💖💖📚 4y
abookishbutterfly I can relate. Aside from my stacks in my home, we have box after box of books in our storage unit but I can‘t seem to stop myself from buying more. On the bright side, there are worse addictions that we could have! 4y
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TheKidUpstairs I have similar looking surfaces in my house! It wad a really special moment when my husband stopped saying "you need less books" and started saying "You need more bookshelves" ? 4y
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻♥️ 4y
Librarybelle @Butterflyamore Yes! I also have boxes of books at my house and at my parents‘ house. Someday I‘ll have everything organized. But, definitely there are worse addictions! 4y
Librarybelle @TheKidUpstairs Nice! I‘m starting to hear from family members who visit my house that I will either need a bigger house or more shelves. 4y
Cinfhen I‘m happy to come over and “help” you make room 😂😂😂 4y
CouronneDhiver Me too! @Cinfhen 🛍🛒 4y
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver 😂 Love the emojis too! 4y
MallenNC I relate! 4y
Cinfhen It seems like there is plenty to share @CouronneDhiver 😂😂😍 4y
cathysaid Wow! 😲 4y
Branwen I think it looks amazing! 😍📚💕 #antikondo 4y
batsy This looks like ... a magical happy place 😆 4y
LauraBrook I mean, what else are you supposed to use dining room tables for?!?! Mine has been covered in constantly shifting stacks of books and files and paperwork for months. 4y
Chrissyreadit Yes! I can relate! And it looks amazing! 4y
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MotionChickness
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Oh my sweet baby Jesus, who has the building plans for this?! 😍

#NEEDIt

GrilledCheeseSamurai 😍❤️😍❤️😍 4y
MotionChickness @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @GrilledCheeseSamurai Riiiiight? I can just imagine sliding each shelf several times a day, staring at each book blissfully 😍😂 OHHH or putting electronics on it and pretending to be a wizard and “magically” have them slide. I‘m way too excited for this. 4y
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Readingismyescape This is amazing. 🤩🤩 4y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Stephuhhnieee "Accio bookcase!" ?‍♂️ 4y
MotionChickness @Readingismyescape Isn‘t it? 😍😍 4y
kricheal I need this so much! 4y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Look at my new little bookshelf! 😍😍🥰🥰😍😍

kricheal So cute! 4y
Cinfhen Cute!!! 4y
Wife Adorable 4y
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Apinlibraryland
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I randomly decided to reorganize my books at 1am (as you do). I usually sort by height, and now it‘s sectioned by author. Don‘t quite know how I feel about it yet. Thoughts? How do you arrange your books?

sprainedbrain That is impressive! My shelves are sorted by tbr and read, but that‘s where the organization stops. 😬 Super jealous of your clothbound collection! I only have four so far, but plan to add many more. 😍 4y
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Blueberry
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maraguitarra
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I grew up in a house full of books with a family that made frequent trips to the library. For some reason, I never really thought to buy my own. Any trip to the bookstore was always to add to our collection of schoolbooks (I was homeschooled.) So, to get to start my own collection, and have a bookcase that is all my own...I am just so excited and loving it! All that to say-look at the pretty new lights I just put up! 😍#storytime #mybooks #inlove

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Kalalalatja
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It is a grey and cold day in Denmark, I‘m feeling meh and not in a reading mood. But at least I have pretty flowers, pretty books, and leftover brownie in the fridge.

So here‘s a pic of the pretty, and then we won‘t talk about I‘m still sitting in my pj‘s and watching old seasons of Drag Race 🤫

Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ❤️👍🏻 4y
Freespirit Love your library 4y
Texreader Gorgeous 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm Pretty pretty pretty! Enjoy your brownie and your day. #chillday 4y
julesG This is so gorgeous. So Danish! I wish I could have shelves like yours. Mine always look like I don't care. *sigh* I do care, I just don't have a hand for decorating. 4y
LauraBeth Those ARE pretty shelves and books! 4y
tournevis What's wrong with pj's and Drag Race? That's a perfectly valid use of your time. 😘 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
KrystleTheBookSlayer As someone who is also in her PJs, I have no judgement 😂 I love your shelves!😍 4y
BarbaraBB I always love your shelves. How do you organize your books? 4y
Moray_Reads Admiring is (almost) as satisfying as reading! 😍😍 4y
Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @Freespirit @Texreader @LauraBeth @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, I love my view 😍 @erzascarletbookgasm I did, and my day and mood brightened a bit as time went on, so I‘m good 👍 @julesG the non-bookish items are my bf‘s orders. He WILL NOT have only books on the shelves, so I had to make room. Luckily, it turned out pretty anyway 👌 @tournevis true, I was just feeling a bit sorry for myself 😄😄 4y
Kalalalatja @KrystleTheBookSlayer haha, pj‘s are awesome! @BarbaraBB thank you! Most of them are alphabetical by author last name, but I have some shelves for pretty books, nonfiction, poetry and graphic novels. And these are arranged by both height, color and just random, so yeah. And then a couple of shelves for our uni books. 👍 @Moray_Reads ain‘t that the truth 🙌🙌 4y
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Mitch
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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William Morris set up his printing press and publishing company “ with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read” W Morris

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britt_brooke
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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💌 Bookish Mail! New enamel pins depicting two of my favorites: Infinite Jest and Slaughterhouse-Five + this beautiful “Novels of the 1900s” mug. I love Jane Mount‘s creations! 💚💚💚

#bookmail #bookishmail #janemount #idealbookshelf

RealLifeReading Cute pins! 4y
LeahBergen Oooh, I love it all. 😍 4y
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Suet624 Lovely! 4y
Reviewsbylola That is awesome book mail!! 4y
rather_be_reading love it! 4y
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MaGoose
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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All three. Audio (from the library) in the car, ebooks and paperbacks elsewhere (I seldom buy hardcovers unless they're on the remainder table). I buy mostly ebooks,nowadays, but I still prefer paperbacks.

@ConfessionofaBookaholic #howdoyouread

ConfessionofaBookaholic @MaGoose I hear that! Any way is a good way when it comes to a good read 😜📚 4y
MayHallak Paper all the way ! 4y
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Booksnchill
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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The ideal bookshelf of book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. In her essay she speaks of the thrill she gets repackaging classic books. Of Dracula she says she used the pattern of garlic flowers noting that the heroine wears them to stop Dracula and Coralie used them to cover the book to wreath it and keep the evil in. This is such a great book to dive in and out of- who isn‘t interested in other people‘s bookshelves?📚💖

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Booksnchill
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Ok bibliophiles have you heard of this delicious eye candy of a book? Always wondered what Atul Gawande or David Sedaris would have on their ideal shelves? Here is the deliciously illustrated answer with essay. This is Dr. Gawande‘s shelf. I‘ll post more as I go along but this is a book lover‘s dream- book tube or bookstagram before technology!

BkClubCare Hmmmmm cool! 😎 4y
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Booksnchill
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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It‘s Tuesday so that means my new holds are in!!!