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April 5, 2013
Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.
Modern double-height library room renovation with rolling ladder

In a Boise home, a former closet was transformed into a double-height library, complete with a reading nook and a rolling ladder from Spiral Stairs of America. “That’s my favorite part of the house,” says Dan. “When I see Stella reaching for a book, there’s nothing better.”

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Originally appeared in An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
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Wood works book cabinet

Visiting a Manahttan apartment designed by Tim Seggerman is like sitting inside one of Nakashima’s cabinets, a metaphor realized most fully in an ingenious “library”—really just a glorified cubby with a banded maple ceiling, conjured from a free space adjacent to the loft bed.

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The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs himself, and made the cushions from an Ikea carpet. Under the concrete slab there is room for wood, books and newspapers. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersso

A compact nook beneath a staircase in a Stockholm apartment is transformed into a cozy space to read.

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Originally appeared in An Attic Studio in Stockholm
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master bedroom interior balcony cube

An interior baclony in the Parisien-Raymond residence carves out a bit of semi-private space in the cozy house.

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Halllway interior with red cord ceiling light

A cost-effective lighting scheme made from Ikea extension cord illuminates the second story library of a Toronto Tudor.

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Originally appeared in Lighting Up
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Wooden bookshelf in the form of the USA map

When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf. Part wall art, part storage solution, the design offers a creative way to stow books.

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Modern double-height library room renovation with rolling ladder

In a Boise home, a former closet was transformed into a double-height library, complete with a reading nook and a rolling ladder from Spiral Stairs of America. “That’s my favorite part of the house,” says Dan. “When I see Stella reaching for a book, there’s nothing better.”

Photo by Lincoln Barbour. Image courtesy of ©Lincoln Barbour - All Rights Reserved.

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