Bookcases You Gotta See to Believe

Or, you know drool over.

I love bookcases. Some day when I’m not carting boxes of books from one apartment to the next I’m going to have an actual library in my house.  A room to just house my books. You know, that day I become a famous writer, actor, or make it in my chosen career field, lawyer. Something. Maybe I should sign up for the next The Bachelor. Hey, no judgie, free vacation everyone! Woot.

Where was I?

Right. Bookcases. I’d say, enjoy the book porn, but I really hate everyone saying everything is porn. So, just enjoy these gorgeous pictures of books upon books upon books. 😀

This swinging contraption to read all those books looks really cool, if I wasn’t afraid of heights. [via]

Another staircase turned into a book case. I do like that space already planned for is used to create bigger and better bookcases. The efficiency! The wonder! Gah!

This ceiling of books looks like a dream come true. I just need a spider monkey to climb up there and retrieve my books for me, because again, heights. But owning a spider monkey is no big thing. Right? [via]

But my personal favorite which I saw on @Readinasitting, bookcase leading to a hidden room. I LOVE LOVE LOVE secret rooms, passageways, and staircases. This is like the coolest thing ever!

Look at this drawing for some really awesome Chippendale bookcases. I want!

published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US

published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US

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13 thoughts on “Bookcases You Gotta See to Believe

  1. Some ingenious uses of space to house books there, though I think any secret bookcase room ought to be filled with mist, some cobwebs and candelabras to really set the mood for people reading gothic fiction. 🙂

    • Thanks for commenting Aidan. I agree, that would be a perfect setting for people reading gothic fiction. Personally, I imagine a quiet sunlit room staring out large windows into a secret garden from a secret room. But I largely read paranormal cozy mysteries (is that a genre?), so cozy corners on couches are my thing. 😀

  2. Ever since Adam West’s and Michael Keaton’s Batman, I’ve wanted a study which had a hidden door behind a book case. Today, I still want one that will lead me to the ultimate MAN CAVE! Lol! No pun intended…

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