update: book smart.
by victoria comment

9/17/19

white book stand with gold wall light overhead. / sfgirlbybay

as you’ve probably realized from seeing my built-in bookcases, i’m a bit of a reading fiend. when i have a good book in my hands it takes me away for hours on end. i’ve been known to read into the wee hours of the night and wake up ready to dive in again. so it always saddens me a bit when i hear that perfectly bound books might go by the wayside someday. say it ain’t so! there’s nothing quite like the beauty of a home library and books, even magazines — print, if you will, of all kinds gets my heart rate going. so when i saw this wonderful print, read instead, i was reminded how much i love books on display. to me, they’re the makings of a real home, and i love perusing friends’ bookshelves. as i move into my new place i’m trying to figure out how i’ll store and display all my books, and i’m also giving some away to friends as i just can’t possibly make room for all my many, many books, but i may just stack them on the floor! call me crazy, but put your books out there, my friends! be book proud and show it.

read instead art print. / sfgirlbybay

books stacked under windows. / sfgirlbybay

stacks of colorful books on concrete bedroom floor. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist vertical wood book shelf. / sfgirlbybay

vintage book spines. / sfgirlbybay

wicker chair and colorful books on display in white living room. / sfgirlbybay

white and pink books on display. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern black and white desk area with built-in book shelves. / sfgirlbybay

decorating with books. / sfgirlbybay

low shelves with art and books. / sfgirlbybay

ornate fireplace with art and built-in bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay

built-in bookshelves inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

art and books on display. / sfgirlbybay

low pile of books in sunlight room. / sfgirlbybay

neutral book spines on wood bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay

white bookshelves with neutral books. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: the everygirl; read instead from book shop; @theslowtraveler; chanel bags & cigarette drags; inside closet; fantastic frank; remain simple; sight unseen; @candiceperrin; fantastic frank; salvo lópez photography; the modern issue; me and my sneakers; nuevo estilo; rue magazine; interior design; ‘hold me i’m real’ from book shop; laura seppenen design; @sofia.tuovinen; my domaine; st. barts; anna malmberg; alexandra sara; breakaway; deer circus.

2 responses to “update: book smart.”

  1. I couldn’t agree more Victoria. I for one refuse to by a book online and support the local bookstores and library. and as in your pictures have stacks of books in my home both on the floor, tables and shelves. Am obsessed with books!

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