Whether we are avid readers, or collectors, or researchers, or just the occasional peruser of glossy "coffee table books", books always seem to invade our homes in droves and the question is always where to best keep them for their own protection, for ready availability or just, let's admit it, for show in our decorated lives. Designers and manufacturers (and some ingenious do-it-yourselfers) have all kinds of fun, classic, sweet and practical solutions... some can even best be qualified as creatively eccentric.
sleek, custom designed
the childrens' department
the make believe
the ingenious space savers
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