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A Look at Reading Nooks

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Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.
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  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 BarbourCourtesy of: ©Lincoln Barbour - All Rights Reserved

    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

    Courtesy of: ©Lincoln Barbour - All Rights Reserved

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  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.

    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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  A compact nook beneath a staircase in a Stockholm apartment is transformed into a cozy space to read.  Courtesy of: Copyright Per Magnus Persson

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

    Courtesy of: Copyright Per Magnus Persson

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

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

    Photo by: Alexi Hobbs

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  A cost-effective lighting scheme made from Ikea extension cord illuminates the second story library of a Toronto Tudor.  Courtesy of: Copyright: Finn O'Hara

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

    Courtesy of: Copyright: Finn O'Hara

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  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.  Photo by: Will PryceCourtesy of: Will Pryce

    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.

    Photo by: Will Pryce

    Courtesy of: Will Pryce

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