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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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jlhammar
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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#Two4Tuesday

🔸Do you use books as decorative objects?
Yes! I mean, I don‘t buy books purely for purposes of decor, but for me books are art and being surrounded by them are what make my house a home. These are a couple of my books on this very topic.

🔸What distracts you most from reading?
Seemingly everything. I never feel like I get enough reading time.

@TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

TheSpineView You're welcome. Thanks for playing. 7mo
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Smartypants
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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Pickpick

I saw this in #bookpage; lo and behold, my library had a copy. Such a beautiful book the gives insight into other people‘s lives and relationship with books. When I lived in Paris, I frequented Shakespeare and Company, this picture is from the rare book room at the store.

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Julsmarshall
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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Pickpick

This ode to libraries and the book lovers that created them has a fresh, design focused lends that is really interesting. I loved hearing stories of how they created and curated their libraries and seeing the gorgeous photos of their unique spaces. The subjects were really varied too, you meet artists, writers, even royal descendants! And the peeks into iconic bookstores is an added bonus. This is a must read! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

JamieArc My favorite course in grad school was The Book as an Object. I am definitely not only a reader, but lover of books. This looks right up my alley. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
Julsmarshall @JamieArc Yes, I think it will be! 1y
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Chrissyreadit
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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One more picture of the futon with my bookish blanket and bookish pillows. I never think about things I “collect” but I love bookish pillows.

AmyG 💕💕💕 2y
xicanti Your blanket uses the same image as my reading journal‘s cover! 2y
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Tove_Reads Love it! 2y
LeahBergen Wonderful! 2y
Nute Love it! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Omg, it‘s gorgeous! ❤️😱❤️ 2y
Gissy So pretty!!!😍📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ShelleyBooksie Looove that blanket!! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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My completely poor college student basement book nook look- even though I‘m 49 years old- most of these are children‘s books and YA with a few favorites and plan to read in the mix. My adult books and nonfiction are mostly upstairs. I finally finished this space 4 years after moving in🤣

Butterfinger I love it. It looks so comfortable. 2y
JenniferEgnor 😍😍😍😍 2y
AlaMich It looks pretty cozy to me! 2y
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Ruthiella I love it too! I want to grab a book and read it on that comfy couch! 😍 2y
ravenlee I like it! Throw in a mini-fridge for beverages and I‘d be set for days. 2y
britt_brooke Looks cozy - love it! 2y
kspenmoll You did a wonderful job. I would never want to leave! 2y
megnews I‘m on my way! 😂 2y
coffees Omg this is great, love it!!! Now I want one too 😆 2y
TheBookHippie Love it!! I‘ll be right there I have fresh bread out of the oven! 2y
QuietlyLaura This looks great! I agree with @ravenlee about a mini-fridge. ☺️ 2y
readordierachel Amazing! Love it 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie come on over!!!! 2y
Chrissyreadit @QuietlyLaura @ravenlee we have a second fridge down here 🤣 but on other side of basement. The other side is movies, video games and tv, but a have a few more things to tidy before it feels done. 2y
Chrissyreadit @megnews come on by- plenty of room! 2y
quietjenn I think it looks great! I'd totally hang out here. 2y
AmyG It looks like a wonderful place to read. I call the couch! 2y
Tattooedteacher Wow. That looks so warm and cozy. @AmyG can we do rock, paper, scissors for the couch?! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Great cozy reading room! 🤩 2y
JaneyWaneyB Oh wow 🤩 what a great space for cozy days and nights reading 📚 2y
mrp27 Love it, I'd be thrilled to have a space like that! 2y
Nute OMG! I love this space! I‘m willing to hang out there for a very long time! What time should I come over?😂 2y
Chrissyreadit @Nute any time 🤣 2y
Kappadeemom It‘s awesome! 2y
Bradleygirl goooallzz 2y
AmyG @Tattooedteacher We‘ll share. It‘s a big couch. 😘 2y
Gissy Love it!!! A comfy place to read!📚📚📚😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Reggie Holy wow!!!! This looks amazing! 2y
bthegood I love that room!!💜 2y
CarolynM Looks lovely😍 2y
mabell Cozy!! 2y
marleed Oh nice. I love a basement with character. I have this rule to buy nothing new for my basement - it only contains the things I want to keep always along with some things I don‘t want to part with yet ;) 2y
Bookzombie I love this! 💗 2y
Reynosa8701 Love it 2y
Tanisha_A It looks great 😍 2y
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Abe
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
Pickpick

Great read about the various ways to live around books!

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LapReader
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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Pickpick

Reading this on my way home from work today. Gorgeous book for book lovers. Will make you celebrate hoarding books instead of feeling bad about it.

Cathythoughts Great pic 💕 2y
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AutumnRLS
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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One corner reorganized. 😍

Arvena Lovely! 2y
Nute Very nice! 2y
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AutumnRLS
Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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This book is just gorgeous. A must for any home library enthusiast.

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hissingpotatoes
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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. 3y
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. 3y
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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!!! 3y
catebutler @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! Wish I could send you a cup. xx 3y
Nute Those are really BIG marshmallows! That looks like the perfect mug of hot chocolate! 3y
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TheBookHippie I do agree!!! Yummm 3y
Texreader Just the thing on a Monday! 3y
Andrew65 😂 That‘s either a very small cup or very big marshmallows. 3y
catebutler @Nute They are enormous!! I definitely enjoyed it. ☺️ 3y
catebutler @TheBookHippie Tis‘ the season to drink hot chocolate. ☺️ (edited) 3y
catebutler @Texreader Definitely made the start to a new week, enjoyable. 😊 3y
catebutler @Andrew65 They are enormous, and I had to drag out my largest cup, and still it was tight. 😂 3y
catebutler @TheBookHippie I like your style!! 😂👍🏼 3y
mabell Looks great!! 3y
catebutler @mabell Thank you!! ☺️ 3y
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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. 😊 3y
MrBook 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Clwojick I agree! I also love books like this. 😍 6pt 3y
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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!! 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks @Texreader Yes, you do! 😈 3y
youneverarrived 😍😍😍 3y
Clwojick 1 pt 3y
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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! 3y
Andrew65 Wow! ❣️😍❣️😍 3y
cariashley So cool! 3y
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youneverarrived Amazing 🙌 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
Clwojick AMazing! 1 pt. 3y
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