Last week heralded the arrival of new bookshelves chez Musings, courtesy of my talented husband, who designs and builds custom furniture. We had a lovely time reorganizing our books, deciding which ones were worthy of a place on the new shelves. We also used this as an opportunity for some much-needed housekeeping, creating piles for donation to our library, and listing a bunch of books on Paperbackswap. Now it’s time for a virtual tour! I used thumbnails to save space but I hope you will click each one for a larger view, which will open in a new window.
First, in the living room, we have a bookcase for some of our “nicer” books. The cabinets underneath house my TBR shelf and what we affectionately call “ugly paperbacks.” The new bookcases are in a hallway leading from the family room to the study. The photo in the center is one of the new bookcases, let’s call it “his” shelves. Here you will find everything from Proust to William Boyd to David Foster Wallace to P.G. Wodehouse. Not to mention our gardening books on the bottom two shelves. The bookcase on the right is the same design, just wider, and holds some of my more display-worthy books. And there’s plenty of room to grow! Zooming in on my shelves:
Persephones, memorable reads, and favorite women authors
And finally, all of this reorganizing and culling now allows me to devote an entire bookcase to my Virago Modern Classics collection (now at 215). Et voila, la pièce de résistance:
We picked up this bookcase in an antique auction years ago. It’s in the study, so my books can watch over me when I work from home. The doors are usually closed, but I wanted you to see all the green spines! Now that we’ve relocated books to the “his and hers” bookcases, I have plenty of room to expand my Virago collection too.
I love organizing and reorganizing my books. How about you?