We might be able to download a digital book with the click of a mouse, but at the end of the day there is something very reassuring about a home filled with books; they serve as a roadmap of sorts showing where we have been in our lives, both literally and figuratively. That said, having enough room to store books can sometimes be a challenge; here are five creative solutions for corralling books in unexpected spots.
Above: Books stored piled high on a custom shelf in the reading area at the Barbican Foodhall.
Above: Built-in book shelves under the eaves of a sleeping loft in a Brussels house by Vanden Eackhoudt Freyf Architecture.
Above: The space between two beams serves as a tiny library integrated into the structure at the Independente Hostel in Lisbon, Portugal.
Above: Looking to add an extension to a small Richmond Home, British firm Levitate Architecture and Design Studio added built-in book shelving above the kitchen. See more clever ways to store in the kitchen.
Above: Another project from Levitate Architecture and Design Studio: a library for a client with an extensive book collection. The library staircase with English oak treads and shelves lined with books on three sides leads to a loft bedroom addition in the attic. Click here for more home library inspiration.
Have you got a creative solution for book storage? Let us know in the comments section below.
And to see more storage, visit Remodelista‘s previous posts on Bookcases and Shelving.