Feeling Literary Part IV

There are few things lovelier than a shelf full of books.
See part I, II, and III.

all pictures via The Selby

CONVERSATION

57 comments:

  1. oy! shelves of books are lovely. i can almost taste the musty, dusty smell of old books.

    i only have one small bookshelf, so i use stacks of books and magazines as endtables around my bed.

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  2. I wholeheartedly agree. There are so many beautiful bookshelf shots on The Selby.

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  3. I like that elephant in the first picture :) I've always wanted to organize my books by color...

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  4. agreed! on of the things that most annoys me about uni is not having all my books with me! and these are just so pretty xxx

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  5. Oh, completely agree. There's really nothing quite like a bookcase stuffed to the max.

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  6. Just an lovely post! Can't wait to have my own house with a bright,quiet library !

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  7. I like using little statues as bookends. Breaks up the monotony a bit and makes the bookcase more interesting!

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  8. I miss my dad's book collection. He had three ceiling to floor bookshelves made of teak wood, back home which was stuffed with books. He was an avid book collector and had a voracious appetite for reading, that was luckily passed down to me. Oh that lovely musty smell. Delicious! Thanks for bringing it all back to me. :-)

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  9. Oh, I just love it when you compile all of these wonderful bookshelf photos :)

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  10. those are such great photos! i love that elephant in the first photo!

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  11. Last photo reminds me of my own shelves. They bend a bit in the middle because of the weight. Haha

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  12. so cool! love the photo nº3, and the polaroids beautifu! i want all that books, it will be great have all to look everyday one.

    http://www.catbazaar.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love collecting books, especially really old ones! one of my goals in life is to have my own library when I own a house ;) hahaa like in disney's beauty and the beast.

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  14. I absolutely adore the selby and adore book collections even more.

    I once had a boy tell me he loved my obsession with books and old book stores. He thought it made me who I am.

    what a great collection of pics you've put together here!

    www.spicklebee.blogspot.com

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  15. i love books, the smell, the look, the feel of them and of course the stories. children's books are my favorite. but to be honest I'm such a slow reader so i don't read as often as id like to.

    love your blog, hope you can checkout mine :)
    http://www.i-create-myself.blogspot.com/

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  16. love the photos, especially the last one with the little tea cups. :)

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  17. i love love love books. i'm always interested to see the different ways that people store them. thanks for this!

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  18. I agree! It creates such a homey feel and looks quite wonderful and appetizing to read. I love the polaroids on the bookshelves too..the antiques and books make it a place I would one day like to have too!

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  19. have you seen that shelf with all the books arranged by the color of their spines? i loved it so much, i did it too my books too. too bad most of mine are in the grey/black spectrum...

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  20. Yikes, the fourth photo is basically what my bookshelf looks like, but with even more clutter! The little china set amongst all the leather bound books is so darling.

    Jenny

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  21. amazing..
    i love The Selby's pics
    xx

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  22. as cicero would say, "A room without books is a body without a soul"
    -indigo

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  23. i love these posts of yours.

    "a taste for books is the pleasure and glory of my life. i would not exchange it for the riches of the indies."

    - gibbon.

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  24. books are so versatile. they make good reads (that is, if they're good books of course), and they're so fashionable. antique books look good almost anywhere. thanks for the pics! :)

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  25. Gorgeous! I love looking at people's books :)

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  26. not only do i love a shelf filled with books, i love the smell of books!!! so comforting...:D

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  27. I couldn't agree with you more! my dream is to have a house one day and for it to have it's very own library... love these pics!

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  28. I love shelves and shelves of books! I've always wanted to have a little library in my future home!

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  29. What's funny is I always wish I had enough books to fill a room floor to ceiling, but now I think it would be quite possible with my fashion magazine collection ... ha!

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  30. i want more non-fiction books. preferably

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  31. What is The Selby exactly?
    It keeps making my heart jump everytime i read it because my last name is Selby...

    the world seems to be getting smaller and smaller..

    -Lauren Selby.

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  32. I can sort of read the Japanese on some of those book spines. :) Short stories and art...

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  33. what does your bookshelf look like these days? or is it all packed away?

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  34. One can never have enough books. Never.

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  35. These bookshelves are such a wonderful sight, I only wish I had one like these.

    Carmen.xx.

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  36. love love love this post.
    total dream of mine to one day have my own library.

    love it.

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  37. love these photos, I wish I have a bookshelf like this :)

    xxx

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  38. Ooh when I eventually get my own flat I am having shelves of mismatched books everywhere - they all look so lovely!

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  39. i'm such a huge fan of books that i need more shelves every week!
    these pictures are always so fun to look at :)

    leen

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  40. i'm too such a bookworm, love these images especially of those book shelves which are a bit messy!

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  41. Nice pictures!
    When I finally buy a house or apartment I want it to have a huge library. I could never let it be filled with books alone, right now I have some cute boxes, some baboushka dolls and some other stuff in between my book.

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  42. selby rules. he makes static things look so beautiful.

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  43. I love a good, full, library full of books

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  44. I'm an English major, so this whole series of posts made me soooooooooo happy. I love books so much, especially really old almost falling apart ones.

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  45. Books are a girl's best friends!!! ^^

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  46. As a fellow avid reader, I love this post-- book pics are so pretty! Makes me feel like I'm in a wise old professor's library... or Belle in Beauty and the Best... :)

    ~Robyn
    Chi-Chi 

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  47. Thank you for posting these! I tell my boyfriend that the ONE thing I want in our future house (besides a huge walk-in closet) is a room that has bookshelves upon bookshelves, filled to the rim with beautiful books and knic knacks.

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  49. I'm so excited to see people loving books as much as I! ahha and I've spotted you have a gossip girl book too! nice work : ) <3 Lily
    thegirlwhocamegiftwrapped.blogspot.com

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  50. Bookshelves really are like a little snapshot of a person's life. I mean, really, who gets a book they don't at least have some connection to? This is a good reminder to check out Selby's new book -- brilliant idea.

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  51. Creepy, but I too have a folder filled with pictures of bookshelves and libraries. I really need shelves for my room. Piles of books everywhere, some even 3 feet high!

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