Last week we brought you the wonderful idea to stock up on the dying medium of printed books.
Hey, don’t tell me it’s dying. Until we can no longer buy a paperback, I choose to believe that the printed book is in no danger.
“Kim, stop the tangent, I want to know what to do with all these books I have. Get off your soapbox and tell me.”
Fine. Fine. I’ll give you what you want. Please enjoy the various ideas below. Some brought to you by me, some from the wonderful cyber world our Twitter accounts call home. Eh, most of them brought to you by the Internet.
First, the over-pinned ideas that maybe you haven’t seen yet:
1. The floating books
Ooh. The books are floating. How ever could that work? Must be magic.
Italics: my new sarcasm.
2. The milk crate bookshelf
You’d think it’d be really hard to do, but it’s not.
3. Gutter bookshelves
You could put these bad boys all over the place.
Now for the DIY-afraid.
1. Target bookcases
They may not be the bookshelves you’ll want to move from house to house, and they may not look the best compared to $500 shelves, but the point is showcasing the books, am I right? This shelf is about $30, and I’m okay with that.
2. Industrial Shelving
I am so proud of Lowes for this. What a creative idea and it came from a hardware store! Whadd’ya know? Click on the pic for the instructions if this nifty number suits you. I realize that this fell into the buy-not-make section of the post, but if you want ready made industrial shelving then you can just head over to a hardware store and buy it ready for your use (some assembly required). So sue me, I threw you for a loop.
All sarcasm aside, these are just a few ideas to organize your own unique book space. And they’re all good ones for when you just can’t afford the likes of the Beauty and the Beast library. I’ve done a few things to my own space, and I’ll post pics from that in a week or two…whenever I feel like it.
Until tomorrow, signing off.