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Bookshelf Hardcover – May 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0500516140 ISBN-10: 0500516146 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500516146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516140
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 0.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[Alex] Johnson’s book will remind our descendants of the whimsy and glory of making theater out of book storage.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“Stacked cinder blocks and boards work just as well–or as optimistic in this e-book world—as the swirling, angled, wacky shelves in Alex Johnson’s new book.” (The Los Angeles Times)

“…a very cool compilation of creatively designed bookshelves…” (The Chicago Tribune)

“Johnson’s delight in the inventiveness of contemporary bookshelf design is infectious, and the care for and love of books imbued in these creations may enthuse even the most devoted e-book reader.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Especially and particularly recommended to anyone whose ideas of interior decoration and design include rooms of bookshelves brimming over with their life-time collections.” (The Midwest Book Review)

About the Author

Alex Johnson is a writer and designer whose previous books include Bookshelf and Shedworking: The alternative workplace revolution. Both of his parents were librarians.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Julia Flyte TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
As the title suggests, this is a book about...bookshelves. No more, no less. It presents photographs of many bookshelves, both bespoke and commercially available (with manufacturer details). If you are interested in interior design and looking for bookshelf inspiration, you will find it here. It's a bit like a very upmarket, gorgeous hardback catalogue. Many of the bookshelves are not terribly functional if you are looking for suggestions to store large numbers of books, but they invariably make up for this by being real talking points in your home. My favourite was a circular hub that had a padded seat inside where children could sit, with shelving on the outside for the books. I want an adult sized version.

This is an interesting book to look through, but I didn't like it as much as Books Make a Home, another book that focuses on book storage. The reason for me is that the latter shows bookshelves in situ, surrounded by furniture, in real homes. Whereas in Bookshelf, everything is shown in isolation on a stark white background. It's very specific. Nice for a browse, but less inspiring (at least to me).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne M. Gundlach on January 2, 2013
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I bought this as a gift for my sister, a book lover who lives in an old house that needs every nook and cranny accessed for storage. A lovely book to look at, especially appreciated the "normal" size of it - not an oversized coffee table book. It has some interesting ideas in it, but no instruction on how to source the design, materials or patterns though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Kuzma on July 22, 2013
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I really liked this book! It gave me some great ideas for decorating. Additionally, it gave a ton of background information on some the different designs of bookshelves and some history on the development of bookshelves, as well as interesting trivia! I never realized there was so much to know about bookshelves.

This is a great book to check out when redecorating!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kaila brito on April 3, 2014
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Very awesome book. I was so goofy to not pay attention and thought it was a book shelf. But I'm glad I didn't because there are very cool ideas in here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Horn on September 22, 2013
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Whether you want actual book storage ideas, art, or just to enjoy, this book is wonderful. Now if I just had the right shelf to put it on...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DC on October 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If you're looking for ideas for out of the ordinary bookshelves, this is the book for you. Most of them look pretty easy to construct too.
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Format: Hardcover
Gorgeous photographs of artful book shelves for storing books not on your kindle.
My favorite was "Set 26" (an entire alphabet of letter-shaped furniture.
Lots of ultra modern engineered whimsy. Most too asymmetrical and angular for my taste.
Other fun photos feature book wallpaper and a bookshelf print dress.
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