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boblikespi's picture
boblikespi
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There is always room for more books. There is a cool coffee table book, "Books do furnish a room" by Leslie Goodes Brown, that goes through ways you can have both stylishness and a zillion books in a variety of spaces and sizes. My favourite is the one that uses a harness/winch to get to those hard to reach high up places. http://www.bookride.com/2010/01/books-do-furnish-room.html

Jam's picture
Jam
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Cool, I'll have to check that out. We need to start getting creative...

tuppet's picture
tuppet
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equally dangerous is http://bookshelfporn.com/ - as if we didn't already want absurd bookshelves.

Arlo James Barnes
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And then there's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJVvA3cdFx4

IcyMidnight's picture
IcyMidnight
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You really got the palm face posture/positioning/whatever!

George Watson's picture
George Watson
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Ooh and is this one watercoloured instead of copiced? Nice!

Jam's picture
Jam
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Yep! Watercolours today :)

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Most of the bookshelves in our house (and there are many) are stacked two-deep with books, and we need to have a book cull. But don't worry - it's the pulp fiction that needs to go, not the 'proper' books... and up to a point, she's even agreed! I think that if we can keep the total number down around the 2000 mark, we'll be okay... or go Kindle?

Jam's picture
Jam
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Yeah I'm already two-deep, it's those darn oversized french BD albums that are getting me into trouble more than anything else :/

Pierre Lebeaupin's picture
Pierre Lebeaupin
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I like to think of French BDs as everything else being undersized. :)

Because, imagine that, there are countries where everyone's comics collections are almost entirely made of BD albums, and proudly displayed in the living room, too. And… well, it is a challenge here too, to be honest. We always seem to be out of space.

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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One word. NOOK. It condensed 3 bookshelves stacked two paperbacks high and two deep (in most places) to one bookshelf and a little gadget.

Jam's picture
Jam
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Oh trust me, I was a nook early(ish) adopter. I love my nook! The problem is I still like to collect books as objets d'art... especially my precious signed editions of webcomic books by my friends

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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Well, nobody could blame you for the last. But those could legitimately be box-framed, and displayed, or set up in small glass-fronted display cases, and placed on just about any surface as decoration. The former...save that practice for the few you'll actually collect in hardcover (especially first edition hardcover, or those you manage to get autographed).

The rest (paperbacks), if they're books you're going to buy again, over and over, despite separating yourself from them, time and again, through shelf-clearing used bookstore runs, buy a copy, read it, enjoy it, then scan it into PDF text files, save it for e-reader, if you can't just buy it in e-reader.

greg's picture
greg
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You can put books anywhere! Make a side table out of books. Make a coffee table out of books. Stuff 'em in your mattress. Stuff 'em in your walls. Make a chair out of books and call it your Book Throne. Tape some of your smaller, flexible books together to make your Book Crown. Bore a hole in a book you don't like and stuff a smaller book into it.

YOU HAVE OPTIONS.

yokotei's picture
yokotei
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Sounds like you need one of these:
http://www.toxel.com/tech/2013/01/24/bookshelf-chair/

Andrew's picture
Andrew
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Looks like something from a Minecraft mod. Cool.

Ronald Riehn
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To the people who say "Just go kindle/nook/etc" - There is a certain feel, a certain je ne sais quoi to an actual, factual physical book. Just like vinyl and tape have character that can never be replaced by digital media, the same goes for printed paper.

Jam, I wholly support your live-in-a-library idea, though the maze of a house sounds less than ideal... unless you also install about a bazillion secret passages so you can get around more easily.

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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Agreed...but when it's "trash paperbacks", there's no reason to clutter the house, instead of e-reader storage. Books of actual value...storybooks read to you as a kid, ones worth buying in hardcover, or those signed, comic collections, especially print versions of comics done by people you know...these are all worth keeping...and displaying.
But it takes years and years to get actual "clutter" issues, if you go by such a standard, and you lose nothing by doing it.

greekamazon's picture
greekamazon
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Ha! On behalf of all the librarian students in my cohort - we can relate. <3

Θωμας's picture
Θωμας
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Combining the themes of how to deal with having too many books, and bandes dessinées... I think this panel from Gaston Lagaffe is relevant. :-)
http://historyofeconomics.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/lagaffe.jpg

admirablearmstrong
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I currently have almost every (paperback) book I ever bought in an upstairs bedroom turned into a library. Fifty years of accumulation; most of them may be "junk", but they were fun to read and re-read. Now I've promised to reduce them to one 6'x6' set of shelves. Slow process, sorting books; I'm always tempted to stop and read.

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