Inspiration: Stacking and Displaying Books

(Welcome to Kristen — a new weekly blogger from Philadelphia!)

Book storage doesn't always have to fall flat, there are plenty of options to display all that is bound. Whether you've just moved, are combining goods with another person or are just looking for an option besides buying a new bookcase — take book stacking into consideration.

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A simple and easy option for book storage is to stack them on a piece of furniture in the room (or on the floor for that matter!). Don't worry about stacking each and every book based on their size, sometimes stacks of books look better when they don't resemble an Egyptian Pyramid. The combination of sizes and colors can really pop in a room and be a great focal point that will attract your guests.

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Real Simple suggests you stack extra books on and under a bench. It's a great way to utilize a bench while it's not being used by a person needing a place to sit. The reading material could also work in your advantage if a guest needs a little extra entertainment!

There is also the alternative — "unstyled" stacks stacks!

(Images: 1 and 2 Kristen Lubbe, 3 Sarah Maingot)