Books

Room with Finn Juhl furniture and lots and lots of books. It’s worth reprinting this Anna Quindlen quote on books:

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991.

Photo via Kelly Lynn Waters’ blog  Halcyon Days, where I also first saw a photo of this book-filled bedroom.

And while on the topic of books, I can’t even explain why I love the etching below so much, but every house should have a copy. Even if it is, like mine, a xerox on newsprint found in thrift and posted on the fridge.

One problem with ebooks is no more owls on books on donkeys.


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8 Responses to “Books”

  1. Anna @ D16 Says:

    “One problem with ebooks is no more owls on books on donkeys.”

    I think I have to design a huge poster with that quote on it and hang it in my art department. Thank you!!

  2. LB Says:

    Ha! You’re welcome, Anna. I can send you a higher res jpeg too if you want.

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    Another great post, Lindsay and I couldn’t agree more about the room full of books (and owls and donkeys….)

  4. LB Says:

    Hi Liz! Thank you… if you would like a jpeg to print out for your fridge, to match mine, let me know.

  5. liz Says:

    maybe we should just go all out and make it into a magnet..

  6. beth nelson Says:

    i had a friend in napa

    with so many books

    that we often wondered if the house would fall down

    if we took them away.

    i come here often and love what you do…thank you

    B

  7. LB Says:

    Thanks, Beth.
    Similarly, I have a friend who was made v. nervous by his friend’s precarious book piles:
    http://blog.ounodesign.com/2010/04/15/books-killing-friends/
    If you click on the photo you can read his original flickr tags, which never cease to make me laugh.
    (Your site is beautiful by the way.)

  8. Sharron Clemons Says:

    maybe we should just go all out and make it into a magnet..

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