Whether you would agree with me or not, books can never replace e-books! Yes, the convenience e-books can give is also to our advantage. But I would still prefer flipping the pages of my old book at one of the nooks of my Nuvali property. There are even some people who go to school or public library just to read their favorite books or even buy a particular book on the cheapest book store. I bet, book lovers would do what they can just to have the book that they love.
If you are a kind of person who is passionate enough to read and collect books, why don’t you consider having your own library at home? Having your own library at home can bring a relaxing and genuine atmosphere of a modern residence or apartment. Well, it doesn’t take a big space in your home – just enough to accommodate all your books.
First and foremost, before you can have your own library, you have to know where you would like to put your books. You have to know whether you still have enough space in your home for your own mini-library or not. Well, if you don’t have enough space, then there must be a way where you can still put your books. If you are creative enough, then you might want to try installing some bookshelves on your wall – it’s an artistic style to have your own personalized library.
2. Find your library style
If you are a kind of person who wants to take their home library to the next level, you must first determine what kind of style you want for your library. You have to know first what kind of theme, or book order you want to have. If you want to have it a bookstore-style – then sorting the nonfiction books by subject and fiction books alphabetically by an author is also best for larger book collectors. If you want it by theme – then you can sort your books from topics to topics. And if you want to arrange your books by its color, then you can also play with the style.
3. Take care of oversized books
One way or another, books like to be supported. And having proper shelving is one way to ensure that they are. Well, if you have some oversized books, consider laying them flat instead of standing them up. With that manner, it will reduce the wear and tear on the spines. Just make sure to stack them in ascending order, so each book is entirely supported by the book beneath it.
4. Rotate books to spark new interest
We all love to read our books at home, but there are certain books that we really love to read over and over again. Well, if you have that kind of book, why not try rotating it for a new twist of arrangement? You can have it off the shelf and put it on your coffee table, or in a little pile beside your bed, and/or any other places where you can definitely notice it. With that, it will be easier for you to remember that you will be going to have a good read once again.
5. Special care for rare books
Usually, people who love to collect books have a particular book that is distinctive from any other books they have at home. And basically, if you have this kind of book that you really cherish a lot, then you have to make sure that it is not placed in direct sunlight since it can bleach the covers. Moreover, you have to take precautions to protect your investments.
6. Put a bookend on it
You definitely can protect your book even if you don’t have any bookshelves at all. All you have to do is secure a bookend and place it on both ends. Using of bookends is a simple hack perfect for adding a small collection of your favorite books to space without bookshelves. And mind you, it is going to be a lifesaver. Of course, you can have your books even in the kitchen – keeping a seasonal selection of cookbooks within reach on the counter.
7. Get inspired while you work
When you are feeling down, and you don’t have the right motivation to work on the task that you are working on, then why not try reading your favorite book first. Flipping through a stack of inspiring books can be a quick and easy way to spark new ideas.