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14 Stunning Home Libraries

No matter how technologically advanced the world gets, there’s nothing quite like browsing through shelf after shelf of books. Whilst a library of your own may seem like a far flung aspiration, home libraries don’t, in fact, have to be huge. Some may have spiral staircases that lead to another level filled with title upon title, but a simple floor to ceiling bookshelf and a cosy chair to curl up in and read can work just as well.

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This modern and sleek library has used the full height of the small room to gain that extra book space. Basic, but has everything it needs.

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Eccentrically designed, this room is full of artwork and antiques, and will transport you to wherever you wish.

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Even with limited space to play with, this ingenious staircase has more than enough cavities for a whole library of books.



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If you’re looking for something really out of the ordinary, this hanging fabric bookshelf ticks all of the boxes.

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Attics – both large and small – make brilliant libraries. This bookshelf completely frames the doorway and shows that any space can be made useful when it comes to a love of books.

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Whilst many people read in the bathtub, very few think of combining their bathroom with a library.

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This home library is part of a converted old cement factory in Barcelona, Spain. Despite the stark beginnings of the building, and the simplicity of the book shelves, it is a welcoming space that you could read in for hours.

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If traditional wooden shelving doesn’t make you want to curl up in a ball and read your favourite novel, then try adding an industrial touch to your home library.

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No one said your home library had to actually be in your home. This garden library offers total escape, in more ways than one, from the all distractions of life.

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This stylish home library also doubles as a music room – the perfect place to unwind and get creative.



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If you prefer to think outside the box, then this library, with its unique shelving design, could be for you.

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Picture the scene: you, here, reclining with a good book. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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This library has eschewed the dewey decimal system and opted for colour coordination instead.

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A quirky home library with a real outside-in feel.

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