Wednesday, August 29, 2007

At Home with Books



"I like a project that never ends, and library is that."
David Hicks

I am probably the last person on the planet to know about this book, but the second I pulled it off the shelf at a friend's house, I knew I had to order a copy for myself. Even though it was published twelve years ago, At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries is my new favorite. With text by Estelle Ellis and Caroline Seebohm, and photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes, this is a fantastic collection of libraries and their caretakers. I could honestly stare at the pages in this book for hours. There are over 200 images and it is fun to scrutinize each of these well-known book lover's collections.

12 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Brilliant- I've been meaning to get this book but never have. Boy I've been missing out! I'm running off to Amazon NOW to order! :)

Brilliant Asylum said...

You will love it. There are honestly so many great photos, that it was hard to choose which ones to post.

Habitually Chic said...

I wish I had as many bookshelves as the people in the photos! Fabulous!

designflute said...

I find this images absolutely amaging!

Mrs. Blandings said...

The libraries with all the books covered in the same paper always intrigue me - so stylish - but how do you find anything? Very lovely post.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Everytime I see your blog, I can't help but get excited for the day that I can afford to live in decent housing!

girl meets glamour said...

Great post! Just love that last pic esp :)

~Kate

style court said...

I love library-living rooms, and sometimes library-bedrooms :)

Laura said...

i love the idea of checking out the libraries of others. and i loved the previous post about books in the dining room--especially when you live in a small space, but absolutely cannot live without your books!

the frenchy said...

I've this book, my favourite is Bill Blass one.
great blog btw.

Life Unscripted! said...

Loved your Post! Loved those pict!

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Well you have hit a soft spot in my heart. I could live with only books in my home nothing else. Well a comfortable chair would be good. Thanks for the recommendation on this book. Any room with books in it is great, but these pics are especially fab!