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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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ashsbookmarks
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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I bought a puzzle! And I love this puzzle 🧩📚
#bookpuzzle @idealbookshelf #inlove #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #book

Nute I like it! 1mo
Gayan I have notecards like this with different stacks on each one. I love them. 1mo
readordierachel Neat! 1mo
Ruthiella So cool! 😀 1mo
JulAnna I did that one last winter, so fun! Enjoy! 😊 1mo
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BekahB
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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 😍 4mo
britt_brooke So pretty!! 4mo
Melissa_J They look lovely! 4mo
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monalyisha Jealousy-inducing! 💖 4mo
Slajaunie They look great! That is two very handsome/pretty babies you have on the floor as well. 🐾💙 4mo
LiteraryinLititz They look lovely! 4mo
thecurlybookworm This looks amazing! Love the shelves & the cats are 😻😻 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl How lovely! The kitties are purrfect. 4mo
Zelma Those look very cool. Nice job! 4mo
Serotonin Yo!!!! Looks great! Good job 👍 4mo
C.Perone I love that I have found a place where staring at your bookshelves is a common practice ☺️ 4mo
AnneCecilie Love it 😍 4mo
Simona Very nice 😍😍😍 4mo
Ddzmini Looks beautiful 📖😋 4mo
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 😁 4mo
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. 😹 4mo
BekahB @C.Perone I agree! It‘s great that people here understand that staring at our shelves and reorganizing our books is actually fun. 😀 4mo
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 📖😋 4mo
dizie_lizie They look awesome! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Looks lovely! Good idea on the extra shelf bc if you‘re like me you‘re going to need it! 😅 4mo
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. 😂 4mo
PaperbackPirate Looks like the kitties are happy with your decision too! 😹 4mo
BiblioLitten 😍 4mo
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Mitch
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Suns out and it‘s an Ideal Bookshelf kinda day ❤️

Jari-chan That bag 😍😍 5mo
Soubhiville 📚💜 5mo
LA_Mead Love that bag! 5mo
catebutler Love your tote! 5mo
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BekahB
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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. 😀 📚

AJBowers I love them 😍😍😍 5mo
Liatrek Love it❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Julsmarshall Gorgeous! Can‘t wait to see it filled 😄 5mo
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ValerieAndBooks It‘s the most fun part, filling shelves!! 5mo
Callemarie Love those shelves. Where dis you get them 5mo
dizie_lizie I have those shelves. I love them! Enjoy! 5mo
BookwormAHN Great shelves 💕 5mo
BekahB @Callemarie I ordered them from Target! They‘re Project62, 72” Loring Ladder Bookcases. I‘m tempted to buy another one. 😀 5mo
BekahB Thanks @AJBowers, @Liatrek, @Julsmarshall, @dizie_lizie, and @BookwormAHN! I‘m really happy with them! 5mo
BekahB @ValerieAndBooks I love organizing my shelves, so I‘m definitely looking forward to it! 😃 5mo
AnneCecilie They look gorgeous. I can‘t wait to see them filled with books 5mo
Ddzmini 😍😍😍📖😋 5mo
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TheBookAddict
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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 6mo
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monkeygirlsmama
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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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TheReadingMermaid
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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! 6mo
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. 6mo
BookwormAHN 475 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid @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!!! 😂😂😂 6mo
TheReadingMermaid And yes guessing here is totally fine 6mo
Clwojick 523 ♥️ 6mo
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. 😜 6mo
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alysonwrites
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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...👇

alysonwrites 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) 7mo
BookishMarginalia Lovely! 6mo
alysonwrites @BookishMarginalia Why thank you! ☺️ 6mo
SarahHarts_books Looks great!! 😍 6mo
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Angeles
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Found this little gem at my favorite independent bookstore. Best coffee book ever!!!

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Reviewsbylola
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
Mdargusch 😂😂😂 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled - perfect use for book stacks! 7mo
emilyhaldi Whatever it takes!! 7mo
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Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 7mo
rubyslippersreads I keep trying to figure out where I could put more bookshelves. 😏 7mo
rubyslippersreads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My cats would just knock them over. 😹 7mo
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amyrohn
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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! 8mo
JoScho Fabulous shelves! 8mo
BookNAround How fun are those shelves? 8mo
GripLitGrl Love it❣ 8mo
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erinreads
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍👏 9mo
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RealLifeReading
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Gezemice This is really cool! 9mo
PagesByTheWater Thanks for the share, this was really interesting!!! 9mo
Kimberlone I just saw this today! Would definitely be useful where I live! 9mo
Ddzmini Love it 🥰 9mo
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wallacereads
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This view never gets old.

rather_be_reading 😍😍 9mo
Soubhiville ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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cobwebmoth
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This was way more stressful for me than it should have been. I have to keep reminding myself that this is not a list of my favorite authors, right? Right. There are still several more genres that I like to read that are not represented here. @britt_brooke thanks for sharing!

J.R.R. Tolkien
Agatha Christie
Kurt Vonnegut
Jeff Lemire
Nicola Yoon

TheLibrarian ❤️ Jeff Lemire! 9mo
britt_brooke Nice list! 💚 9mo
Cathythoughts Tolkien ♥️♥️ (edited) 9mo
vivastory Excellent list! I regret not adding Agatha Christie to mine. 9mo
Avanders Great list! In retrospect, mine was terrible bc whole genres went underrepresented, but I was allllll over speculative fiction 😆 I think my list strayed a little too far into “favorite author(s)” territory..... 9mo
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Librarybelle
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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 😮😮😮 10mo
Booksnchill But if theybring you joy...🤣👍💖💖💖📚 10mo
Butterflyamore 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! 10mo
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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" ? 10mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻♥️ 10mo
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! 10mo
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. 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy to come over and “help” you make room 😂😂😂 10mo
CouronneDhiver Me too! @Cinfhen 🛍🛒 10mo
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver 😂 Love the emojis too! 10mo
MallenNC I relate! 10mo
Cinfhen It seems like there is plenty to share @CouronneDhiver 😂😂😍 10mo
cathysaid Wow! 😲 10mo
Branwen I think it looks amazing! 😍📚💕 #antikondo 10mo
batsy This looks like ... a magical happy place 😆 10mo
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. 10mo
Chrissyreadit Yes! I can relate! And it looks amazing! 10mo
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Stephuhhnieee
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Oh my sweet baby Jesus, who has the building plans for this?! 😍

#NEEDIt

GrilledCheeseSamurai 😍❤️😍❤️😍 10mo
Stephuhhnieee @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. 10mo
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Readingismyescape This is amazing. 🤩🤩 10mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Stephuhhnieee "Accio bookcase!" ?‍♂️ 10mo
Stephuhhnieee @Readingismyescape Isn‘t it? 😍😍 10mo
kricheal I need this so much! 10mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Look at my new little bookshelf! 😍😍🥰🥰😍😍

kricheal So cute! 10mo
Cinfhen Cute!!! 10mo
Wife Adorable 10mo
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Apinlibraryland
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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. 😍 10mo
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Blueberry
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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maraguitarra
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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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 ❤️👍🏻 12mo
Freespirit Love your library 12mo
Texreader Gorgeous 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Pretty pretty pretty! Enjoy your brownie and your day. #chillday 12mo
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. 12mo
LauraBeth Those ARE pretty shelves and books! 12mo
tournevis What's wrong with pj's and Drag Race? That's a perfectly valid use of your time. 😘 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer As someone who is also in her PJs, I have no judgement 😂 I love your shelves!😍 12mo
BarbaraBB I always love your shelves. How do you organize your books? 12mo
Moray_Reads Admiring is (almost) as satisfying as reading! 😍😍 12mo
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 😄😄 12mo
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 🙌🙌 12mo
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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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Kaye
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Bookish Question : Counting all the books currently in your home , including shelves, nightstands , boxes , kindle books, audiobooks. Estimate how long you think it‘d take you to complete every book currently owned by you in any form , without purchasing another book ? Just curious. I‘d have to ponder this one myself. It‘d depend on whether I had one of my slumps or could just burn through them continually. I‘d guess 2 years. 📚

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 2 years sound like a good guess for me too 13mo
CouronneDhiver I have about 70 books - that‘s about a year‘s worth 13mo
dariazeoli If my owned TBR on Goodreads is correct, I have 333 books. If the past couple years is any indication, it‘d take me around two years. If only it were easy to stop buying/borrowing more books! 13mo
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rachelk 5 years :( 13mo
BookNAround I can‘t remember where but there‘s somewhere on the internet that will calculate that for you. You put in how many books you read a year (?), how old you are, and how many unread books you have and it spits out the age you‘ll be when you finish them. (edited) 13mo
Kaye Thanks @BookNAround If I were a few decades younger I‘d look it up. Even the idea of the 1000 books to read before you die gives me the HIVES. I don‘t think I have that long. Some of the books in that list would take several weeks to complete. 😱 13mo
Melissa_J I have a decade‘s worth of reading on my shelves 😬 13mo
Cailey_Mac I tried to do the math on this about a year ago; I believe my estimate took to ohhh, about 8 years 😂😂😂 13mo
AmyG Probably 3 years. 13mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer At least 3 or 4 years...yikes. 13mo
ravenlee Just the unread books, or ALL the books? Either way I‘ve got years, probably decades ahead of me unless I can seriously pick up my reading rate. 13mo
Lcsmcat If rereading is included it‘d probably take 20 years. 13mo
Slajaunie I have no clue! 13mo
PatienceFortitude Cue slightly hysterical laughter over here. I don‘t even begin to know! Wheee! At least three years... but with things like work, sleep, different moods and of course new books... it could be decades!!! 13mo
PatienceFortitude Because you didn‘t say anything about Library books! 😇 13mo
DeleteAcct 5-6 years. 13mo
LeahBergen Probably 15 years! 😆😆 13mo
Wife I could probably do it in a year, if I didn‘t work, and my peeps would allow it. 🌹 13mo
LibrarianRyan 10 years maybe. 13mo
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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! 14mo
LeahBergen Oooh, I love it all. 😍 14mo
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Suet624 Lovely! 14mo
Reviewsbylola That is awesome book mail!! 14mo
rather_be_reading love it! 13mo
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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 😜📚 14mo
MayHallak Paper all the way ! 14mo
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Booksnchill
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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
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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! 😎 1y
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Booksnchill
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It‘s Tuesday so that means my new holds are in!!!

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Mitch
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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I absolutely love Jane Mount - to celebrate her new book tour she‘s drawing all the bookshops she‘s appearing in....this is one set of events I wish I could be at...is she coming to. A bookshop near you? #authorsontour

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Moony
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Today I got a new bookshelf for my paperbacks. I'm very happy. Now every book has a place. #shelfie

Sarah83 Und wie kommst du daran? 😉 1y
Moony @Sarah83 Ich bin ziemlich groß und komme noch so daran. Ansonsten habe ich nen kleinen aber feinen Hocker. 😂😁 1y
Sarah83 @Moony ich muss immer mit einer Leiter an die oberste Reihe... 1y
Linsy Beautiful! 1y
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InBooksILive
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Had to cut it off a little at the bottom but this is my life haha

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg. This is life. Lol. 1y
TheReadingMermaid 😂🤣😂🤣😂 1y
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Finally got my bookshelf replaced and my books unpacked! #readingnook

britt_brooke Looks great!! 1y
silentrequiem I miss having an Ikea nearby. 😫 1y
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Amandajoy
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That “Want to Read” shelf is the number of books I own but have not read. The fiancé said today he will go to the book store with me & buy me a book when that number gets under 100. He first guessed I owned 89 books that hadn‘t been read yet. ??‍♀️ Guess I better get to reading!

VeganCleopatra He'd pass out if he saw my numbers then. 😆 1y
Hooked_on_books I have even more. Not sure how that happened. 😬 1y
UwannaPublishme Not look at how many you read! 😁🙌🏻 1y
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Literary_Siren
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1. No! 😩 I will eventually get them organized and unpack the books I still have in boxes from my April move.
2. Of course! I‘m thinking when I get my bookshelves organized that I will have a shelf for the books I plan on reading in the near future and then one bookcase for books I have read. But I haven‘t decided how I want to organize my books yet! 😔

SilversReviews Love how you changed up the photo...looks good. Thanks for playing. I have a shelf for TBR, but will need an entire bookshelf soon. 😊 1y
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wanderinglynn
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#TuesdayTidbits
1. Mostly, in my own, weird organizational style & if you ignore the TBR stacks laying around.
2. Of course!

SilversReviews 😊 Thanks for playing...I like your answers. 1y
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mrozzz
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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This #shelfie was brought to you by the generous ladies who continue to host #Booked2018 I used my Amazon credit towards a second shelf which thankfully has gotten many of my new books off the floor 😅

I put it together a few days ago and have already filled it up, and mostly with signed editions! I‘m a happy bookworm. 💕

MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍😍 1y
Kalalalatja Wonderful! 1y
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Reviewsbylola So nice!! 1y
Tadams4 Happy colors! 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Lovely! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage What a great idea! Happy New Shelf Day! ♥️♥️ 1y
LauraBrook 😍😍 1y
LeahBergen 😍😍 1y
Cinfhen Yay!!! That‘s awesome 😘😘😘 1y
QuietlyLaura Lovely new shelf! 😍 1y
4thhouseontheleft Yay!! Happy New Shelf Day!! 💕💕 1y
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Nute
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Good morning, Littens!🌞 I hear a bookstore somewhere calling my name. I never got dressed so fast. I hope there‘s gas in the car, and some money in my purse. Long weekend fun!
🏢⛽️🚘💵💳👜📚😆💖

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Harpyyyreads
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Just reorganized my bookshelf and I love it. I tried to put all the books I haven‘t read up there, but as you can see I ended up more with a red theme then a to read theme. Love it anyway❤️ 📚

ladym30 Very nice! 1y
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Mitch
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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I ❤️ these pins made by Jane Mount over at Ideal Bookshelf. I could wear them all! At the moment she‘s offering buy 4 get 1 free....

https://www.idealbookshelf.com/collections/book-pins

Mitch Do you have a favourite? 1y
trazo I love the Little Women pin and Their Eyes Were Watching God! They are all so cute!!! 😍 1y
SilversReviews Those are so cute. Are they magnetic? 1y
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LeahBergen Oooo! I like Mrs Dalloway! Which ones did you buy? 😀 1y
Mitch I went for The Handmaids Tale & a pink Books Are Magic! I could have got them all! @LeahBergen 1y
BiblioLitten So many favourites!!😍 *Swoon* 1y
SW-T 💕💕💕💕 1y
diovival 😍😍😍 1y
minkyb I think these are great! 1y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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#GettingToKnowYou @Tiffy_Reads

🔹Burnt orange. Emerald greens. Tie-dye.
🔹Fall.
🔹Fantasy.
🔹Reading. Gaming.
🔹Sweet.
🔹Coffee, Pepsi, chocolate milk. Whisky Sour.
🔹Bookshelves...big, small, it doesn't matter I'm immediately attracted. Also, book related candles.

I tag anyone who wants to play along. ❤️

Thanks for the tag @vivastory

Seekingtardis I lurv me some Emerald Green!! 💚💚🐍 1y
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Nute
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Shelfies is one of my favorite photo prompts requesting folks to show their bookcases/bookshelves or any way that they store their collected books. I had such a fun time yesterday looking at all of the photos from #ReadingResolutions prompt for Shelfie Saturday. I was on Litsy throughout the entire day waiting for the next shelfie post. Way to go Littens!👇🏽

Nute And kudos to folks who showed books stacked on the floor or in the closet or contained in cardboard boxes and crates. It's all good, because we simply love books and we'll keep them anyway we can!
Photo Credit: the internet
1y
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Apinlibraryland
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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My whole apartment is a mess, so naturally I started by dusting my bookshelves!

DGRachel They look lovely! 1y
AmyG Looks lovely...agreed! 1y
ladym30 Beautiful! 1y
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Avanders
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Packages will be mailed tomorrow... Expect 'em Tuesday or Wednesday!
@ReadingRover - your #SFMBC package and the tagged book & goodies are on their way!
@Marmie7 you have a pkg coming#steampunkgoespostal @Mommamanzi
And @cobwebmoth your goodies-half of your #SFMBC and a couple-two-tree other things are coming! 🤗🤗🤗
#LitsyMail #LitsyLove #snailmail #bookmail

cobwebmoth Thanks! 2y
ReadingRover Yay! Thanks! 2y
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bookaholic1
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Just sharing my new book case I made with Wood Crates.

bookaholic1 These are just some of my unread books, lol 2y
Crazeedi Awesome! 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍 2y
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Avanders
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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I saw this on someone's Tbr here on Litsy.. but I can't remember who! I'm getting rid of it... do you want it?
I suppose w an open ended question like that, I should say, first person who had it on their tbr and says so gets it.

ReadingRover 😂 it‘s been 3 whole hours since you posted this and no one has claimed it yet!!! I‘d love it if the original tbr person doesn‘t come out of the woodwork. 😝 2y
Avanders @ReadingRover if the person doesn't claim it today, its all yours! I've been planning to send you a little something anyway, so this will be a perfect addition! 2y
ReadingRover @Avanders awww you‘re such a sweetheart!!! 🤗 2y
Avanders @ReadingRover 💖💖 Now I just have to get the rest of it together 😁😁 2y
ReadingRover 💗😊👏🤗👏😊💗 2y
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StephanieGeiser
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Congratulations on your milestone @Wanderingwithwords 🎉🎉🎉 Thanks for the chance to celebrate with you, too!

#wwwmilestonega

Sophoclessweetheart You‘re welcome 😇 2y
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Miss_Kim
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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What a delightful book!

BookishMe 😍😍 2y
Jess7 Neat!! 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been lusting after this one. 2y
Miss_Kim @Reviewsbylola I was looking for something else at our library this morning and this jumped off the shelf into my hands! 😁📖😁 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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The top left picture is my classroom shelfie. The two pictures on the bottom are my downstairs library, while the picture on the top right is what is happening in our upstairs guest room. I‘m contemplating adding more shelves in there! I mean, it‘s only polite to offer your guests a nice reading selection, right? 😜
#shelfiesunday (I‘m a little late)

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TheReadingMermaid Wowza!! 😍😍😍 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm 🙀This is amazing!!!!! 2y
GingerAntics You‘re a great host to offer such a wide selection. More is always better when it‘s reading section, I totally agree!!! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Wow!❤️💜 2y
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goodbyefrancie
My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Love my home library. It's my favorite place in the house. It's spilling over into other rooms a bit. #noshame It's not hoarding if it's books.

#ShelfieSunday
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TheReadingMermaid Holy moly!!!! That's awesome!!! 😍😍😍 2y
Read.Em.And.Eat Oh my goodness. Definitely drooling. 2y
irre Love it!! I miss my bookshelves. We‘re doing renovations so I had to take all my books down 😩 2y
TheLibrarian How amazing! 2y
Melissa_J Lovely! 2y
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