Everyone has booksbut most people simply put them on a shelf,
neglecting more creative ways to make their treasures an integral
part of the interior design. Alan Powers' witty, elegant guide to
showcasing your precious volumes will change all that. Going room
to room, from kitchens to hallways, he reveals inspirational ways
that books can create character in the home. Stunningly
photographed images from around the world display large-scale
libraries, as well as such ingenious space-saving devices as
enclosed book lofts; shelves cleverly tucked into stairways; and
narrow wall-mounted boarding that fits snugly behind a chair.
There's advice on caring for the volumes, technical hints on
planning and building bookshelves, and practical, detailed
projects. Special double-page features cover such topics as
designer solutions and constructing furniture out of books.