Disclaimer: I am writing this under the influence of one of those cold-y, flu-y, woozy-type sicknesses that one gets in the winter. I will strive for coherence.
Many of the larger art books (of which there are quite a few--I am an art historian, after all) have found second lives stacked and used as bedside tables. But the rest--hardbacks and paperbacks large and small--are stashed all over the house. A couple hundred live in a trunk in the garage. I've done this because I was trying to avoid being the person with lots of bookshelves and room for nothing else. However, I have decided to heck with this, I am going to own my book habit. I was partially inspired by shots of the Eames house from Eames: the Architect and the Painter, which I finally watched this weekend. I love their shelves!
I'm on the hunt for shelves. I'm not looking for anything fancy, just your basic bookstore-type shelves. Nothing terribly ornamental. To be clear: I'm not looking to create pretty, curated examples of interior design, just a place to put books. I'm really loving open-backed shelves, too, if for no other reason than their much easier to dust, and much lighter to move. Here are some other examples that have caught my eye:
Here is a Bomer-less shot.)
Ideally, I'd like something out of the Ikea box if possible, without breaking my very meager bank. Very likely an impossible project, but I'll be giving it a try!