Tag Archives: creative bookshelves

How to create more storage for books

27 Sep

I am such a book nerd (yes, five years working part-time through high school and then college at Waldenbooks).  Luckily, I got into the habit of giving away books as soon as I read them a while ago (unless, of course, they are in hardcover and a favorite…).  But I still have a LOT of books.  There are at least three storage boxes full of books up in the attic at Tilly’s Cottage which haven’t made their way downstairs yet. 

I guess that’s why I was attracted to these above-the-door bookshelves.  While I’m guessing my feng shui followers (yes, Lori, that’s you!) will say you’re not supposed to store heavy objects over your head, I think it’s a clever solution (if well secured!!) for a small space.  Perhaps best for paperbacks…


Creative Shelving

7 Apr

I worked at a bookstore throughout high school and even into college so I have a lot of books.  That’s probably why I’m so drawn to bookshelves and especially to bookshelves that are out of the norm.  Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve come across.  I love the idea of upcycling an old wood pallet (which you can usually get for free from the hardware store).