, January 20, 2012
(view all comments by Sue Poucher)
When I saw this on the shelf, I had to have it. What bibliophile would not want it? After all, it contains pictures of books in their native spaces, our homes. The ideas are equally matched by wonderful photographs that illustrate the imaginations of booklovers everywhere. The book covers books as art, books as décor, books as reading material, and, of course, books as collections, all placed properly in every space of the house. Indeed it contains something for nearly everyone who has ever thought about books. With all of the wonderful books and shelving ideas I figured I would need to have several homes, just to be able to display my books in all of the fascinating ways I saw. I found the text as wonderful as the photographs. The authors understanding of the needs of bibliophiles as well as readers, is marvelous. He also offers many practical options to those who wish to create their own version of the “perfect” library. I recommend this book to everyone who has ever handled a book.