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Bibliostyle
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world. Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections.
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hissingpotatoes
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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2/5⭐ This book is less about how "we" live with books and far more about how a bunch of wealthy hoarders exist among books. The book is laid out nicely with a few pages dedicated to each profiled person and some mini sections about various bookstores and libraries.

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hissingpotatoes The intro claims "this book is not about unattainable libraries" but about "the power of books to tell stories." However, I started to get annoyed when everyone proudly announced they can never get rid of any books, have so many books they don't remember which ones & can't find anything, trip over the books covering every surface, & in one case spend $200-300 a month on books. O_O There's no power in your collection when it's that overwhelming. 1w
hissingpotatoes I stopped reading at the person whose profile began "I don't want to sound pretentious, but I don't understand people who don't have books" and on the very next page admitted to buying books solely because the spine color fit the aesthetic of their home. Pretty sure my eyeballs dislocated, they rolled so hard. 1w
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catebutler
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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Sometimes a Monday calls for an afternoon hot chocolate with EXTRA large marshmallows! The child in me, was thrilled when I remembered I had some leftover s‘mores marshmallows in the cupboard. They‘re so large, only two would fit in the largest mug I own. In this case, a simple pleasure seems to be a bit bigger than usual, today. ☺️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks yummy!!! 2mo
catebutler @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! Wish I could send you a cup. xx 2mo
Nute Those are really BIG marshmallows! That looks like the perfect mug of hot chocolate! 2mo
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TheBookHippie I do agree!!! Yummm 2mo
Texreader Just the thing on a Monday! 2mo
Andrew65 😂 That‘s either a very small cup or very big marshmallows. 2mo
catebutler @Nute They are enormous!! I definitely enjoyed it. ☺️ 2mo
catebutler @TheBookHippie Tis‘ the season to drink hot chocolate. ☺️ (edited) 2mo
catebutler @Texreader Definitely made the start to a new week, enjoyable. 😊 2mo
catebutler @Andrew65 They are enormous, and I had to drag out my largest cup, and still it was tight. 😂 2mo
catebutler @TheBookHippie I like your style!! 😂👍🏼 2mo
mabell Looks great!! 2mo
catebutler @mabell Thank you!! ☺️ 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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I could just post pictures from this all day. I love books like this. As expected in a book like this, many of the home libraries shown here are from very expensive houses. There are a fair number of authors like Art Spiegleman, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Larry McMurtry. The book is arranged by collection type: Sentimentalist, Intuitives, Arrangers, Professionals, and Collectors. There is a good mix between traditional and modern.

#NFNov

Andrew65 Great picture. 😊 2mo
MrBook 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Clwojick I agree! I also love books like this. 😍 6pt 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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There is actually a two page spread of Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s Library. 💕 And I want it all! 💕 She has designed so many beautiful books. 📚

#NFNov

Texreader So obviously I need this book you‘re showing us. Wow!! 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Texreader Yes, you do! 😈 2mo
youneverarrived 😍😍😍 2mo
Clwojick 1 pt 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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Gasp, there is a speakeasy bookstore run out of someone‘s apt in NYC! This secret bookstore‘s address is provided on a need-to-know basis only. The owner lost his bookshop due to rising rents and then ran it out of his apt until zoning officials caught him. Now, his new secret location holds occasional readings and is also his personal apt.

#NFNov #litsypartyofone #24b4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Texreader Love this! 2mo
Andrew65 Wow! ❣️😍❣️😍 2mo
cariashley So cool! 2mo
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youneverarrived Amazing 🙌 2mo
MrBook 😻😻😻 2mo
Clwojick AMazing! 1 pt. 2mo
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