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Any true bibliophile would tell you that a house is not a home without a library. Whether the shelves are tucked into a reading nook or stretch across an expansive wall, a library is an important source of inspiration and can be the centerpiece of a room or home. The examples in this collection are innovative ideas for storing and displaying the literary greats—and some, as part of properties for sale, are available to claim as your own.

Private, serene and strikingly innovative, this sustainably designed home by Louise Nettleton Architects is destined to...
Great Source for Modern Bookshelves
For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern systems for storing them, some that...
Architectural masterpiece by noted architect, Romaldo Giurgola, this seven bedroom modern home, infused with superb...
An American Bookshelf in London
When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.
Set on nearly three acres that feature more than 500 feet of sandy beach, Casa Sophia affords captivating views of the...
Shelf Life
Though he appears to live alone, this graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many...
Infused with an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement, this home by Alvydas Šeibokas offers a large living room...
Sliding Shelves Transform This Tiny Home Into Countless Configurations
Madrid-based firm PKMN dreamed up this flexible concept for a client with a tiny home north of the city.
This 11,500-square-foot home in Jackson Hole rests at the height of contemporary design.
A Bibliophile Shares His Book Storage Secrets
A book lover gives us tips on storing prized tomes.
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