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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feeling Literary Part IV

There are few things lovelier than a shelf full of books.
See part I, II, and III.
all pictures via The Selby

57 comments:

Toosdai said...

oy! shelves of books are lovely. i can almost taste the musty, dusty smell of old books.

i only have one small bookshelf, so i use stacks of books and magazines as endtables around my bed.

Sun Yan said...

Nice Colection...

Isabel said...

I wholeheartedly agree. There are so many beautiful bookshelf shots on The Selby.

Mel said...

I like that elephant in the first picture :) I've always wanted to organize my books by color...

anahita said...

agreed! on of the things that most annoys me about uni is not having all my books with me! and these are just so pretty xxx

Liset said...

Nice bookshelfs!

Orphaned Apparel said...

Oh, completely agree. There's really nothing quite like a bookcase stuffed to the max.

Julls said...

Just an lovely post! Can't wait to have my own house with a bright,quiet library !

Jilliebeanie said...

I wholeheartedly agree.

Francine said...

I like using little statues as bookends. Breaks up the monotony a bit and makes the bookcase more interesting!

Dip-tea said...

I miss my dad's book collection. He had three ceiling to floor bookshelves made of teak wood, back home which was stuffed with books. He was an avid book collector and had a voracious appetite for reading, that was luckily passed down to me. Oh that lovely musty smell. Delicious! Thanks for bringing it all back to me. :-)

Emily said...

Oh, I just love it when you compile all of these wonderful bookshelf photos :)

jessica said...

those are such great photos! i love that elephant in the first photo!

Bored and Crafty said...

Last photo reminds me of my own shelves. They bend a bit in the middle because of the weight. Haha

javiera isidora said...

so cool! love the photo nÂș3, and the polaroids beautifu! i want all that books, it will be great have all to look everyday one.

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DearBeatrice... said...

I love collecting books, especially really old ones! one of my goals in life is to have my own library when I own a house ;) hahaa like in disney's beauty and the beast.

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

I absolutely adore the selby and adore book collections even more.

I once had a boy tell me he loved my obsession with books and old book stores. He thought it made me who I am.

what a great collection of pics you've put together here!

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Natasha Gardos said...

i love books, the smell, the look, the feel of them and of course the stories. children's books are my favorite. but to be honest I'm such a slow reader so i don't read as often as id like to.

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haute.teapot said...

love the photos, especially the last one with the little tea cups. :)

Lisa said...

i love love love books. i'm always interested to see the different ways that people store them. thanks for this!

The Style Rider said...

I agree! It creates such a homey feel and looks quite wonderful and appetizing to read. I love the polaroids on the bookshelves too..the antiques and books make it a place I would one day like to have too!

emily kendall said...

have you seen that shelf with all the books arranged by the color of their spines? i loved it so much, i did it too my books too. too bad most of mine are in the grey/black spectrum...

fashionforwriters said...

Yikes, the fourth photo is basically what my bookshelf looks like, but with even more clutter! The little china set amongst all the leather bound books is so darling.

Jenny

Clara said...

amazing..
i love The Selby's pics
xx

indigotangerine said...

as cicero would say, "A room without books is a body without a soul"
-indigo

Faux Naif said...

i love these posts of yours.

"a taste for books is the pleasure and glory of my life. i would not exchange it for the riches of the indies."

- gibbon.

KD said...

Agreed.

erin :) said...

books are so versatile. they make good reads (that is, if they're good books of course), and they're so fashionable. antique books look good almost anywhere. thanks for the pics! :)

♥Lola said...

Gorgeous! I love looking at people's books :)

Gizelle said...

not only do i love a shelf filled with books, i love the smell of books!!! so comforting...:D

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summertime dreams said...

I couldn't agree with you more! my dream is to have a house one day and for it to have it's very own library... love these pics!

TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather said...

I love shelves and shelves of books! I've always wanted to have a little library in my future home!

BARGAIN BEX said...

What's funny is I always wish I had enough books to fill a room floor to ceiling, but now I think it would be quite possible with my fashion magazine collection ... ha!

Natalya's Closet said...

wow, you go girl! xoxo

XANABIOTICX said...

i want more non-fiction books. preferably

Lauren said...

What is The Selby exactly?
It keeps making my heart jump everytime i read it because my last name is Selby...

the world seems to be getting smaller and smaller..

-Lauren Selby.

Lucy in the Sky said...

I can sort of read the Japanese on some of those book spines. :) Short stories and art...

Ellie said...

great photos!

reckless daughter said...

what does your bookshelf look like these days? or is it all packed away?

Manja said...

One can never have enough books. Never.

Carmen said...

These bookshelves are such a wonderful sight, I only wish I had one like these.

Carmen.xx.

The Lion & The Unicorn said...

love love love this post.
total dream of mine to one day have my own library.

love it.

June Paski said...

love these photos, I wish I have a bookshelf like this :)

xxx

Kerry said...

Ooh when I eventually get my own flat I am having shelves of mismatched books everywhere - they all look so lovely!

le blog de leen said...

i'm such a huge fan of books that i need more shelves every week!
these pictures are always so fun to look at :)

leen

miriam said...

i'm too such a bookworm, love these images especially of those book shelves which are a bit messy!

Imelda said...

Nice pictures!
When I finally buy a house or apartment I want it to have a huge library. I could never let it be filled with books alone, right now I have some cute boxes, some baboushka dolls and some other stuff in between my book.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

selby rules. he makes static things look so beautiful.

Molly Rose said...

I love a good, full, library full of books

Anna-Lisa said...

I'm an English major, so this whole series of posts made me soooooooooo happy. I love books so much, especially really old almost falling apart ones.

Matilda said...

Books are a girl's best friends!!! ^^

Robyn said...

As a fellow avid reader, I love this post-- book pics are so pretty! Makes me feel like I'm in a wise old professor's library... or Belle in Beauty and the Best... :)

~Robyn
Chi-Chi 

Brittany said...

Thank you for posting these! I tell my boyfriend that the ONE thing I want in our future house (besides a huge walk-in closet) is a room that has bookshelves upon bookshelves, filled to the rim with beautiful books and knic knacks.

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the girl who came gift wrapped said...

I'm so excited to see people loving books as much as I! ahha and I've spotted you have a gossip girl book too! nice work : ) <3 Lily
thegirlwhocamegiftwrapped.blogspot.com

denise, the prime magpie said...

Bookshelves really are like a little snapshot of a person's life. I mean, really, who gets a book they don't at least have some connection to? This is a good reminder to check out Selby's new book -- brilliant idea.

Ryan said...

Creepy, but I too have a folder filled with pictures of bookshelves and libraries. I really need shelves for my room. Piles of books everywhere, some even 3 feet high!

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