How do you store your books?
I recently sold my beloved bookshelf to make some room in what will soon be little Spot‘s room. It was my favorite piece of furniture in the entire house, but it was also massive. The space it lived was literally the only wall large enough to hold it that didn’t have a window, light fixture, or heating duct in the way. That meant it had to go. But, at least I know the new owners will enjoy it as much as I did.
But, it leaves me with a more immediate problem. I have to figure out how I’m going to store all of my books. They are currently in the cabinets above the closet in my office, but I have to stand on a chair or use a ladder to reach any of them. Needless to say, it is not conducive to being able to access anything easily.
That means I need to find new (to me at least) bookshelves. I have a few options.
- I could go with cube style storage, which would give me the depth to display some of my other pieces, but might mean that some of my larger books would be harder to fit on the shelves.
- I could purchase some simple inexpensive pressed-wood bookshelves. These would have to be stabilized so that they could handle the weight of my many, many books.
- Or, I can look for some real bookshelves. New ones would be prohibitively expensive, but I might get lucky at a consignment shop, and find something similar to the bookcase my husband uses.
How do you store your books? What type of shelving would you recommend investing in?