Our favorite feature of our new condo is the built-in wall of bookshelves that separates the llving/dining main room of the apartment from the kitchen and bedrooms. It's big (12 feet high!) and beautiful but the best thing about it is that it's made the creeping guilt that we own too many books disappear overnight. But, certainly not every home has built-ins, and they definitely don't need to…
… to accommodate a book lovers favorite collection. We dug in to our house tours for examples of great ways to fit a library in at home without the benefit of traditional library walls.
How about fitting them in…
Above a door: A Garret Transformed
In a stairwell: Veronika & Sebastian's Rooftop Victorian
In a freestanding stack-style bookshelf: Laura's Inviting Live / Work Studio
On a low bookcase, underneath some BIG art: Michael's Michigan Cottage
On an entryway tabletop: Ingrid's Wood and Wool Wonderland
In easily reconfigurable lightweight cubes: Julie & Iker's Marina City Heaven
On shelves in the niche formed by a fireplace: Cesa's Recycled Home
In some amazing moveable "walls": Sean & Daphne's Industrial Rustic Downtown Hideaway
At the end of a sofa: Todd and J.R.'s Printer's Row Passages
In bookcases that wrap a "room" in a loft: Sonia & Mike's "Quaint & Cozy" Loft
Book lovers unite! If you'd like to share your book storage solution with your fellow Apartment Therapy readers, send a few photos and info to us.