Five Ways to Level Up Your Bookshelf

Five Ways to Level Up Your Bookshelf

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There are a lot of amazing ideas out there for how to organize your bookshelves, from the controversy and the minimalism of facing your books spine in, to the confusing technicolor glory of arranging by color, I think I’m the only one still alphabetizing. However you organize your books, though, there area  few things you can add to make your shelves even prettier.   1. Decorative Book Ends   Add a splash of color to your shelves with this purple agate and gold covering. Heavy enough to hold up your hardbacks, and pretty enough to make you want to replace …

Seven Inspiring Home Libraries

Seven Inspiring Home Libraries

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Do your elaborate fantasies all center around the ornate home library you’ll someday build? Do you need some inspo? We’ve got your back, because we’ve been thinking about the same thing basically non-stop. It’s our only dream. Here are some good photos to get you hype. 1. Traditional Image via Trendir   Do you have a spiral staircase? Someone must. Take advantage by making your home library look like an Austin novel with wood paneling, bare windows, and some varyingly aesthetic antique furniture. Perfect for taking a turn about the room—or the stacks.     2. Modern Image via The …

Man Threatened With Eviction for Having ‘Too Many Books’!

Man Threatened With Eviction for Having ‘Too Many Books’!

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Longtime Brooklynite Ben Hammer, sixty-seven, is being threatened with eviction by his landlord after the latter declared that the conditions of Hammer’s one-bedroom apartment and the extensive library it contains pose a hazard to himself and the building he has lived in for the last forty-six years. According to The New York Daily News, the eviction notice from Benedict Realty Group states that Hammer’s living conditions — “boxes, bags, papers, debris, filing cabinets, wood crates and books piled from floor to ceiling throughout the apartment” — are unsanitary, and the building’s maintenance director was quoted as saying the books also …