Monday, October 13, 2008

163 - At Home With Books: How Book Lovers Live With and Care for Their Libraries; Ellis, Seebohm, and Sykes

At Home With Books: How Book Lovers Live and Care for Their Libraries, is a book about books, and book lovers --forty of them. Featured in this book are the diverse libraries created for the passion they all share. This book includes interviews with these bibliophiles. A common trait reveals that the majority of book lovers had an early love of books, that grew as they got older.

This book features beautiful illustrations of many many personal libraries (some far too rich for my taste), but simply spectacular. There is also a lot of practical information on how to arrange and store books, integrate new books into your collection, how to thin out collections, and how to create a comfortable place to read with the right shelving, lighting and furniture.

I really enjoyed flipping the pages, studying the photos, and reading about others with serious book addictions. It gave me some great ideas and made me feel better about my book obsession as well.

RATING - 5/5 - COMPLETED - 10/13/08

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun book. I always like seeing other people who love books as much as I do. I would have to agree, though, that I have loved to read since I was a little girl. I remember going out to eat with my family and always having my face in a book while waiting to be seated or waiting for our food to come. Even back then I always had a book with me!

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