Books & Their Homes

Trying to display any collection is a frustrating task but well worth the effort.

{images via and my tumblr}

Yes, I am a literal dork and these rooms with books are “literally” my kind of paradise.

I’ve been passionately collecting books for years now with the hope of having a dark, cozy art-deco styled library in my home someday…

… How about you, do you collect anything?

p.s. {Also beautiful and worth collecting are these 1,2}

p.p.s.{Please spare a moment and vote for me: here and here}


  1. I'm book crazy too. Love these images.

  2. I buy/collect loads of magazines and have been searching for a perfect way to keep/display them, so these book display photos are very interesting to me, maybe I can get some ideas from them! Love these photos, library-style rooms are so cosy! :)

    x Christine @ Fanciful Vision

  3. I love the loft in 1, the backlighting in 4, & the idea of having them above me while I sleep like in the last one. Rooms full of books are my paradise, too.

  4. Anonymous1/26/2011

    oh this is gorgeous!!!! i dream about a hole room of book, just wonderful!

  5. I love large bookcases, even better rooms filled with books! The funny thing, though, is that I'm definitely not a bookworm but somehow books make me feel awe..

  6. I collect books as well! I have such a hard time resisting when I go in a book store. I have a room with floor to ceiling bookshelves, but I am looking for a way to store them in my office as well. . . . some kind of easy, compact, simple shelving unit that will allow me to get that stack of books off the floor. You've inspired me to look a little harder! Thanks! xo

  7. wow! its like you've read my mind, i was just thinking how to arrange my book

  8. I love collecting books too and there is no better home decor then shalves full of amazing books:) Happy day,sweetie

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful Garnish party supplies GIVEAWAY today :) ...Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  9. ohh wow...the pictures are beautiful....
    I'm a big book collector....love books like crazy!
    And i would love to have something like this in my future house...
    lovely pics!!

  10. Book is my middle name.....
    Great pictures!
    Persis, I give you the Stylish Blogger award! Please come on over and pick it up! If you wish, share 7 things about you yet unknown to us and pass on the award to 7 more bloggers, rather new to you!

    xoxo Victoria

  11. Apparently I collect design publications and have a hard time getting rid of them! I don't feel so bad and feel validated whenever I see other designers with them piled high randomly in a spread :) Off to the voting booth XOXO Kelly

  12. I collect books too and I think I will run out of room if I keep on going the way I do. The first picture makes me swoon! I would love a little loft where I could go and read in peace.

  13. Someday I will have a place like this to display all of mt books. Something to look forward to!

  14. Thumbs up !!! Oh I must definately save these pics. Great inspiration for my new home as sometimes I feel like the library of Alexandria exploded in my room :) Thank you thank you thank you !

  15. Persis, you just spoke of MY dream...
    I could almost give up on the dream of having a walk-in wardrobe*almost* if I could get a room in the house layered with books like these...a comfy lounge to bury into...an awesome music system that plays my kinda music...n i am already in heaven:-)

  16. I would love to display books like this in my home! I love the look!

  17. Such a good post :)
    Thank you for your comment!

    Have a nice day!


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