A Bibliophile Declares, Perfect:)

posted in: Blog, Hearth & Health, In the Library | 13

Recently I realised that our library pics are outdated and blurry.  Thought I’d treat you to a tour of one of the most popular rooms in our house.

From the door looking in, it’s rare to find the room empty. The first three bookcases running along the left are; Australian, Childen’s Faith and History.  The three shelves above are;  Australian and Adult Faith books.

Walking immediately forward and standing in the far left corner, I manage to not overexpose this shot.
The bookcases on the left of this corner are series; girls, boys, mysteries, literature sets, favourite authors, early readers, nature and science and school texts.  Along the top is adult fiction, health, parenting and homeschooling inspiration.

Crossing to the far right corner, looking back toward the door.
The plastic bins on the floor house some of our picture books. These are; Australian, Faith and Classics.  The bookcase in the far corner houses more picture books sorted into; literacy, numeracy, authors, classics, history/geography and animal stories.

Tucked into the ‘near right’ corner (to the door), a reader wanders in searching for a book.
The bookcase to the right of the window is more teen literature, mostly of a more classical nature.  Along the top runs adult fiction, male adventures, Bible and hymn books.

Reader settles in for a cosy read.
On each shelf I’ve printed out labels to assist the ‘reader membership’ and for smooth shelving.

The Reader is joined by his younger brother, these lazy chairs sure see a lot of use.
The majority of our books have either been gifted or sourced from opshops and book sales.  Very few have been purchased new.  We are very blessed indeed to be able to give our family such a rich gift.

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13 Responses

  1. Fabulous to see:-)
    Of course, I follow with that perennial question—"how are they organised?":-)

  2. Oh that's it! I'm moving in!! Love it!!

  3. That room looks like a piece of heaven in your house !!!

  4. Fe
    Thanks for the interest, I've updated the post:)

    Ingi
    Love to have you:)Thanks for always being so enthusiastic:){}

    Khris
    Oh it is:) After years of lugging books from our storage container when needed I sure appreciate having them all out now.

  5. Wow. That is a fabulous collectiion! Just when I am about to blog about scaling down 🙂

  6. What a magnificent, magnificent room, my friend. I need some close-ups!

  7. What an utterly GORGEOUS room! I shall try not to have library envy – most of my books are in storage or in piles on my chest-of-drawers as we have so little space here!

  8. I am green with envy to have such a room. Lovely! 🙂

  9. Hmmmm. My comment from yesterday has not appeared. Anyhow, this is the most droolworthily beautiful room, Erin. I feel deprived that we can't enlarge the pics enough. I need some close ups!

  10. Ruby, I just donated 10 boxes, does that count? Look forward to reading your post, culling is also vital.

    Jeanne, thank you, one day you shall come visit:) have placed your urgent request on my 'to write' list, hopefull soon. Thank you for drooling:):)

    Considerer, that was me for 3 years, I had all boxes in our shipping container, grouped and marked, 'medieval history' when I needed that I would have to lug down, use and swap with 'modern history' etc Sympathy from here{}

    Angel, hoping one day, you too may have a great set up{}

  11. Now THIS is my kind of room. I cannot imagine ever walking out of it….

  12. That room is heaven! Right now, we have bookshelves in various rooms all over the house, all full. I'd love to consolidate our collection into one room like that, with cozy chairs for reading. I just love these pictures!

  13. Laura
    Any chance you could? Turn one of the bedrooms into a library?

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