“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Which works just fine as long as you have space to shelve your ever growing library. Once I had walls for my books like the one found in this lovely room above. Since moving to the ‘Cottage for Two,’ I have to be careful about coming home with any book at all. My Kindle Fire has 100 books on it, maybe more, which require no shelf space. I love e-books for that reason. You need to get clever if you are short on shelves. Here’s a great idea: Take an old dresser, pull the drawers out, give it some fresh paint, and look what can happen.
Closet space is precious, but making room for books takes precedent when push comes to shove. The closet library idea below is great. Cut a hole in the door for glass, add shelves, and have at it. I love Victor Hugo’s quote, as any book-alcoholic would, but accumulating more fabulous books, which can’t be helped, can come down to using your imagination when it comes to where to put them.