If you like reading and like myself you have accumulated a vast amount of books over your life-span, then you might also be facing a similar issue as I am, in that my collection of books is looking rather abysmal and a little embarrassing, all because of me never investing in a proper home for them. I tend to move my collection of books around too much and since it has grown to quite a substantial size, I can rarely ever find good spaces to stack the total collection all together, which results in me having to split the collection of books up and stack them neatly all around the house, where I can find suitable space to stack books really. Having the books scattered around the entire property means I sometime spend long periods of time looking for certain books that I think I have lost, not finding certain titles when I want them and not being able to keep any kind of logical order to my collection. Also it leaves them open to be borrowed and misplaced by anyone else living or passing through the property without me knowing at all. To put the cherry on the cake, so to speak, the end result of all of this moving around and unsuitable storage locations has left the most of my collection in quite a tired state. There are so many folds, too many tears, some with pages falling out, others with front pages having been entirely torn off. There are very, very few that are still with their outer protection pages intact and in a state of being almost as good as new. There is a simple solution to this conundrum though and one that I should have sorted out many years ago, and this is to go out and find a nice, good quality, well-made bookcase to invest in and use to provide a home to my entire library of books.
A good quality, solid made bookcase will also bring some taste and a touch of class to one’s home so it is certainly a worthy way to spend a sum of money. You should take pride in your home after all and also pride in the features within your home, which is perhaps something I had been neglecting but not anymore. Choosing a bookcase that suits your home, and your living room can then provide quite a fun challenge, because as you will soon find out, there are many different styles of Bookcases to choose from. For example, you can go with one that has glass cabinet doors or without, choose a tall one or a short lengthy one, some bookcases have a cabinet for other storage as the bottom unit, with the bookcase only making up the top half of the unit, and then also there are the type of units that can be used to split a room and are actually without a backing – they can be accessed from either side – they are usually referred to as being an ‘Open Bookcase’ and this is the style that I actually like.
So, if you have a large collection of books and are struggling to find a good location to keep them, then don’t waste any more time like I have and go and invest in a nice, stylish bookcase now and make sure your books live a longer life than many of mine have.