Thursday, July 20, 2017

Literary Links: Personal Libraries

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Working in the stacks all day, you start to have increasingly specific opinions about books and how they are displayed.  How do you organize your home library - in order by author? Color-coded? By size? "Organising book collections can be therapeutic; dividing them after a break-up can be heartbreaking; while blending them with a new partner can unearth hitherto unknown personality traits," Emma Jacobs writes in the Financial Times. People have posted their "shelfie" to Instagram. Do books reveal something about the reader, as The Millions claims? You decide. But here are some very pretty personal libraries for you to drool over while you mull over these issues. 😊


The Library at Grey Gardens [Paris Review]

The Libraries, Studies, and Writing Rooms of 15 Famous Men [Art of Manliness]

A Peek Inside the Libraries of Famous Writers [Flavorwire]

Libraries of the Rich and Famous [Book Riot]

These 10 Home Libraries Are For People Who Really, Really Love Their Books [HuffPost]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I personally like to divide my personal library up into Dewey Decimal categories, but am too lazy to alphabetize my fiction section by authors' last names.