Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The New Bookcases

I wrote a week or two ago about my new bookcases attacking me and causing general chaos and a bruise that I still have.  Remember?
It looked something like this.  

And put this hole in my bed.

So Luke ordered wall brackets and last week we put them back up, securely attached to the wall this time.  I thought I'd share a few pictures of my new pretties.

I'm not really sure what to do with the small spaces along the top and bottom (other than stick books in them).  I may do some fabric-covered books in colors that match my room to stack on the top shelves.  I've also thought about trying the whole books-without-covers-tied-with-twine.  I know a lot of people get all up in arms over "destroying" books, but I'm not one of them.  If it looks pretty and it's not a valuable or rare book, why not tear it up?  Anyway, that's another story for another day...  If you've got any great decorating advice for those spaces, I'd love to hear them.

I haven't really done any organizing of the shelves other than the middle two shelves, which are all galleys or review copies from publishers.  Those are organized in the order I received them, and I've left a small amount of space for any incoming books.  I think at some point in the future I'll do a full bookshelf tour, if only for my own entertainment.

For now, I no longer have books stacked on the floor.  I still have an entire shelf of my closet that holds nothing but books, but this was a huge step towards getting all my books shelved.


  1. Looks great!! I'm glad they are secured now.

  2. Yaaaay for you, great stuff. Them falling and making the hole and bruising you would have pissed me off so bad. But no more of that.

    I love book art too, go destroy a book and make it pretty. etsy has many book art ideas, go check it out.