Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Book Display Roundup

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One of my favorite things about summer is that I seem to find more time, usually on the beach at my in-laws', to actually read a book or two.  I love devouring a great story but admittedly have found less time than I would like to dig in to some great reads as of late.  Luckily I make a pretty quick read of most things, so I'm hoping that even with a new one on hand this summer that I can tackle a few of the books that have been loaned to me, including Hunger Games  (am I the last person on earth to read this?) and The Paris Wife. 

Until I can actually open a book, I've gathered a few book display ideas to knock some of the dust off of my bookshelf.

Arranging books by spine color is one of my favorite ways to bring order to a bookshelf.  I love how much more deliberate book storage feels when it's organized in a visually appealing way, leaving room to accent with pieces like the chinoiserie jar or plants shown above.

If your books are in more of the used-bin-at-the-college-bookstore condition, like my collection of Faulkner novels from summer school before sophomore year, then you may find these clever updates on elementary school book covers, shown on designsponge, to be the solution. 

Here's a DIY for printed book spines from thepreciouslittlethingsinlife if you've got handwriting you'd rather not display. She's also got a nice roundup of book covering ideas.

Good old Martha has a darling dress-up for books displayed on side tables or coffee tables, embellishing the paper edges with stamps.

For a flatter way to display your favorite books, check out idealbookshelf's custom prints featuring your favorite titles and works.  I'd even order one with cookbook spines to display in the kitchen for your favorite home chef or foodie. 

We did a bookworm wedding round-up a ways back you can take a peek at here

On a side note, have you read the steamy e-book everyone is talking about, 50 Shades of Grey? 


  1. To answer your question, yes you are the last person on earth to read The Hunger Games.

    1. hahahah i thought so! even my husband has already seen the movie. I'm such a loser :)


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