Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Droolworthy Home Libraries



Dutch book lover Kim over at the fun book blog Kimbooktu has an ongoing project, Yourshelves, in which she's trying to collect images of home libraries of bibliophiles around the globe. After many years of having piles of books around, books in milk crates, bedside book ziggurats and precarious book stacks on every horizontal surface in the house, Dan crafted a beautiful library for us in our old house with warm wooden shelves along every wall. It's everyone's favorite room now and with lots of window light during the day and strategically-placed overhead lights for our aging eyes at night, it's a perfect reading room. We snuggle up on the couch with our two cats and enjoy many a good book.

If you would like to contribute a picture of your home library you can click on the leatherbound book logo above and send Kim an email.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rachel,
Excellent link! I spent a few hours chasing around the blogosphere from Kimbooktu. Being of Dutch background was just a little extra goodie!!
Wayne

Madame said...

I am really a lover of home libraries, which is how I came to your site through Technoratti.

I recently made a post on home libraries with wonderful pictures. I do have a home library myself, but nothing like the exquisite pictures in my post.

http://winewriter.wordpress.com/2007/10/11/some-exquisite-home-libraries-in-pictures/

Best regards,
"Madame Monet"
Writing, Painting, Music, and Wine
winewriter.wordpress.com

Alice Knapp said...

Rachel,
Walt & I would like to borrow Dan to set up our library.~ a&W