book shelfies reveal saving styles

Shelfies are rather popular these days, as people share images of their own collections. Book shelfies reveal particular interests as well as three saving styles:

  1. Major savers – store as many books as possible.
  2. Artful displayers – arrange books so they belong and look nice.
  3. Downsizers – donate or give away, and keep a precious few.

Let’s see how these shelfies look, from massive libraries to a couple books within reach. Of course, the style choice depends on available square footage and how many books matter to you.

Major savers

Journalist Peter Jukes says he has two book walls in his home and admits to literary overload. (Peter Jukes, Twitter)

Journalist Peter Jukes says he has two book walls in his home and admits to literary overload. (Peter Jukes, Twitter)

Writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman store a lot books in their bedroom, some even double-deep. (Remodelista)

Writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman store a lot books in their bedroom, some even double-deep. (Remodelista)

Artful displayers

Architect and author Sarah Susanka places built-ins where they won't overwhelm the space. (Yahoo gallery)

Architect and author Sarah Susanka places built-ins where they won’t overwhelm the space. (Yahoo gallery)

These built-in bookshelves use space well, surrounding a window. Do people really organize books by color? (HGTV)

These built-in bookshelves use space well, surrounding a window. Do people really organize books by color? (HGTV)

Downsizers

A few pieces of wood serve as nice bookshelves in a smaller home. Yes, people organize books by color. (Fever London)

A few pieces of wood serve as nice bookshelves in a smaller home. Yes, people organize books by color. (Fever London)

Even in a 240 sq. ft. tiny house, it's possible to create bookshelves on two or more interior walls. (The Tiny Project)

Even in a 240 sq. ft. tiny house, it’s possible to create bookshelves on two or more interior walls. (The Tiny Project)

 

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