Help California Bookstore Day

If you root for indie bookstores anywhere, here’s your chance to support for indie booksellers across California.  Independent bookstores are neighborhood sanctuaries of comfort, where an impromptu conversation across the counter about ideas, books and authors in and out of the mainstream can make your day. The California Bookstore Day is raising donations for a […]

Make Headboard Out of Books

Make a headboard out of books too damaged to read. Create a theme by grouping books on a single topic. Instructions at DiYMaven* Jessica Mahoney’s article also on making headboards out of books, citing as one of her sources: *In all craft and decorative uses where books will be damaged for use, please consider […]

Enrich Living Room with Books

Eugenia Orr writes, “If you love to read and it shows from the piles of books all over your home, then it is time to make books a part of your decor.”  Orr’s article, presents at least four ways to enrich your living room decor using books: Make an end table out of books Express Yourself […]

Sink into a Bibliochaise, a Chair Sized Library

This Italian-design armchair library was first shown at the Salone del Mobile 2006 in Milan. A chair encased in bookshelves allows you to be surrounded by all your favorite books. The replaceable cushion covers come in six different colors. The designer also produces  a larger model called The Contract chair made with your choice of […]