Collection by Diana Budds

Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level

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Some people prefer to read books on their tablets or e-readers. This slideshow isn't for them. In the following images, see how clever architects and designers have found ways to incorporate books into the homes of people who love the printed word.

Ran and her brother, Gen, read on one of the structure’s 44 continuous steps.
In the living area, Brothers sits on an Artek stool while perusing a selection from his library.
The living room is five steps down from the kitchen and office space and features textured black slate tile from...
Sawatzky designed the bookshelves along the living room wall out of Ikea components: one-inch Lagan butcher block...
A 606 Universal Shelving System by Dieter Rams for Vitsœ dominates one end of the living room.
“It’s like Lego for grown-ups,” Fissmer says of Rams’s 606 Universal Shelving System for Vitsœ, which makes another...
The “tiny but mighty” structure—as Grizzle describes it—packs a wealth of uses into a compact footprint.
The garage is an exercise in “hide and reveal.” The Corian shelf features an outlet in a converted book, a detail that...
California homeowners Lynda and Peter Benoit designed a functional wooden structure to store books, keepsakes, and...
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