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Shelf space: modern package design, 1945-1965 | Jerry Jankowski, Grant Kessler
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Chronicles the history of packaged goods, including cleaning products, beverages, canned foods, record albums, and games
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Shelf space: modern package design, 1945-1965 | Jerry Jankowski, Grant Kessler
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So I am going to have a library in my new house and I really wanted Billy shelves from Ikea but my husband has been searching Craigslist multiple times a day for shelves with “soul” and today I just caved. I mean they are ok but I‘m just not sure. There is a light in one of them and the price was good. Plus the shelves are adjustable. Any opinions? You won‘t hurt my feelings! 😊

thebluestocking I like them a lot!! ❤️💜 9mo
BookwormAHN I like them but you could always paint or restain them 😺 9mo
hermyknee I like them ♥️ 9mo
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Susanita I like them. They have a bit of “character.” 9mo
Clwojick I love them, although I can see wanting the ones from ikea if you want multiple shelves to match. I have two wooden bookshelves similar to these, and although I love them, I‘ll never find matching ones if if/when I want more room for books. I‘m a fan of the ikea ones because you can always go online and buy another matching shelf when need be. 9mo
tracey38 I like them but I'd probably paint them. 9mo
Addison_Reads I'm a fan. Once they are filled with colorful books, they'll look warm and inviting. 💚 I prefer bookshelves with character rather than just a cookie-cutter commercial style, but that's just me. 9mo
Karkar I think I would paint or stain them so they did not look so 80s to me. 9mo
CouronneDhiver Pretty! 9mo
LauraJ Remove the doors and they‘ll be perfect! 9mo
Melwilk I like them. My husband was a “Craigslist” and/or “Habitat” guy too, so I get the frustration. Look at it this way...the money you save on bookcases can be spent on books! Dress them up any way you want by painting them or doing whatever you want to them. 9mo
mdm139 I would paint them 9mo
JoScho @BookwormAHN that is for sure an option! Thanks 😊 9mo
JoScho @Clwojick exactly! That is why I wanted ones without “soul” I could always add more later. 9mo
JoScho @tracey38 @mdm139 yes I am considering painting them! Thanks for your opinions 😊❤️ 9mo
JoScho @Karkar I said they looked straight from the 80‘s too! Some black chalk paint could make a world of difference. 9mo
JoScho @CouronneDhiver thank you ☺️💕 9mo
JoScho @LauraJ oh that‘s s good idea! 💗 9mo
JoScho @Melwilk that is very true. He has become obsessed with searching Craigslist. I said this is going to be the house that Craigslist built! Thank you 💕 9mo
audraelizabeth I love them, i would probably go with a different stain. 9mo
Leftcoastzen Sometimes it is good to have doors to keep the light of the precious books.Hey , it solves a problem now , you might love them changed a bit. 9mo
TorieStorieS I agree!! The fun part of Craigslist finds is making them your own!! Paint them- or decoupage parts too! It‘s that time of the year for #AudioCrafting!! 😄 9mo
Tera66 I like them. 9mo
Reagan I love them! 9mo
Izai.Amorim It doesn't look like you could paint them easily. Surface looks like varnish coat. Is it? A lot of sandpaper... It definitely has personality as as such requires a lot of space. Billys are neutral and disappear in the background. I'm a big Billy fan! 9mo
LibrarianRyan These do have personality. They are a bit dark. But that can be remedied. I like Billy‘s but it‘s not heavy duty furniture. These get look like they will hold up. 9mo
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Shelf space: modern package design, 1945-1965 | Jerry Jankowski, Grant Kessler
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#HeyJune #HelloGoodbye Yesterday I placed an order on #BookOutlet ( hello 👋 13 new Books) and I mailed 5 packages to the #ShelfSpaceGiveaway winners (goodbye 17books ✈️) which made for a good day 😊

Ms_T Clever! 👏🏻 2y
Kalalalatja Well done! 2y
LeahBergen Mudbound and Year of Wonders. 👍🏻 2y
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Libby1 Yippee! Thanks so much! 2y
hilded I gave 40 books to a local flea market yesterday, felt really good 👍Moving in a couple of months, so really need to make some space on my shelves! (edited) 2y
GatheringBooks woohoooo!! looking forward to them! 2y
Crazeedi I took 20 books to my library for their book sale, I still don't have room on my bookshelf for the 8 books I just got in mail! 📚😉💜 2y
KarenUK @cinfhen love this! And I just switched from my phone to my iPad, just so I can be nosy and see what you ordered 😍👍 2y
Reviewsbylola I bought a bunch of books from the sale too. 🤗😬 2y
emilyhaldi I may or may not have placed a 17 book order the other night 😅😬 2y
RebelReader @KarenUK I had to do a screenshot so I could enlarge it to see the details too! Inquiring minds need to know! 🤣🤣 2y
Cinfhen Those darn sales....they get me EVERY TIME @LeahBergen @KarenUK @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @RebelReader Who can say no to new books for .92 cents?!?!! It does feel good to donate/share books you no longer will read @hilded @Kalalalatja @Ms_T @Crazeedi and I‘m especially glad to pass them along to lovely Littens @Libby1 @GatheringBooks 😘😘😘 2y
janeycanuck UGH - why doesn‘t Litsy let me zoom in on a photo?! 2y
Cinfhen I know!!! I‘m always taking a screenshot and then blowing it up @janeycanuck 😆 2y
GypsyKat Love it! ❤️ 2y
Reggie Yay, I‘m excited and can‘t wait!!!🤩 2y
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Shelf space: modern package design, 1945-1965 | Jerry Jankowski, Grant Kessler
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Now that my library shelves are about as stuffed as they can be without being too cluttered, I have to find space for all these books in my living room! I have a few more shelves that will fit some of these books, but I can't get to them until I clear some space in the office. I'm almost (ALMOST) starting to think I just might have too many books. I have a few boxes set aside to sell or donate but having issues committing to getting rid of more ☹️

robinb I‘m almost in your same situation! Don‘t want to overcrowd my shelves, but they‘re starting to stack up! 😳🙄 And I use my Kindle A LOT!!! 2y
ReadZenRites Yup, I recognize my own predicament there😬 2y
PedestalNix A familiar problem! Eventually, after a few iterations of adding shelves here or there, I gave up and just dedicated a whole room as a library. Of course, that comes with its own problems: having room for thousands of books means needing to catalogue thousands of books! It's a problem I'm happy to have, though. 2y
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PedestalNix That still hasn't cleared off the shelves elsewhere in the house, though... I think eventually I might live in a house with a kitchen, bathroom, and ten libraries. 2y
TK-421 @PedestalNix I'm headed in that direction, too. I have my library with one full wall of shelves, but it's not enough. I can't add more shelves in there without crowding out my comfy chair & a couple hundred stuffed penguins! I have other shelves around the house, and I know I'll be adding more & more until I completely run out of room. I can't use the basement due to humidity concerns but if I get another dehumidifier or an air conditioner... 🤔 2y
TK-421 @robinb @ReadZenRites The struggle is real! 🤦‍♀️ I'm considering a book-buying ban until I can sort out my shelf space woes, but...but... 😭 I don't know if I have the will power! 2y
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