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My library dream


Ever since I watched Beauty and the Beast, I’ve dreamed of having my very own library like the one in the Beast’s castle or at the very least a huge bookshelf of my very own.

At the moment, I lack enough space but I keep buying books anyway in the hopes that one day I’ll be able to create one. I like to buy fancy hardcover versions of my favourite books and keep books that I’ve read and enjoyed.

This is probably why I haven’t succumbed to a Kindle yet – I can’t bear the thought of no printed books around me. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I look at them lined up, I think about how I enjoyed them and how they’ve inspired me and just having great works in my line of vision spurs me on to write. I want to end up on a bookshelf one day 🙂

I’d love to have a reading room where I could curl up or write in a comfy space surrounded by books. Kind of like this ….

Do you have a library / book shelf dream? Or do you have your dream book space already? If so, add a photo for us to drool over!




36 thoughts on “My library dream”

  1. Yeah, though I agree the Kindle,and other electronic books have their place…I cringe at the thoughts of falling asleep with one…Just can’t warm up to the thoughts of Curling up with a good I-Pad…just doesn’t ring romantic…
    Bless You

  2. I love the feel of a book in my hand more so than a hard metal/plastic thing. They need to make a kindle that feels like a book before I go that route, ecology or not. Great looking library. t’would be nice.

  3. *Sigh* Thats my dream too! I thought it would be quite cool to have a cosy little attic or basement, with the whole room dedicated to reading with rows of book shelves, a crackling fire (if it’s the basement) or a window seat (if it’s the attic) and the comfiest chair you can possibly imagine 🙂

  4. I have always had a library dream too. I pinned a bunch on Pinterest. I could dream and look at libraries forever. I think I must have been a librarian in a former life. Love the quote!!

  5. I always imagine having one entire room in my future house that’s dedicated to books and writing and reading. That would be my hideout!

  6. I like the idea of having a library in my home, but space has always been a challenge. My husband recently built two very large bookcases in our living room. They now hold all my kid’s books and a few of my own. I like my nook because it just saves space, but there’s nothing like seeing your books lined up in a row.

  7. I love my library.

    I hated the Kindle – it was a pain to use. The IPad is MUCH better. I’ll be honest, the IPhone is better for reading books than the Kindle.

    I want my retirement library to be about 30,000 volumes …. Yes, I will need a slightly larger house.


    How long until you build your next set of shelves?


  8. I totally understand what you mean about not wanting to give up your ‘real books’. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace that wonderful smell of a new book. I remember my favorite Christmas gift as a little girl – a gigantic box of new books from my Mom. I slept with a few that night I loved the smell so much. I can still smell them. 🙂

  9. I love the quote and I LOVE that library–rainbow!!!

    I do have a library…can’t give up the paper books for ebooks just yet, tho I have read some books on my iPad.

  10. I have loads of books, think it’s cozy to have them around! Been thinking about color coordinating them like in your picture! Sadly I tend to buy lots of books and not read them all… (on my to-do list!)
    Still, I love my kindle! 🙂

  11. Ah, now this is where I differ….. we used to have books everywhere. In Brian’s house we had a library, and still the books spilled over into wall to wall shelving in the front room & middle room. BUT when we moved house we got rid of most of them ( we were actually banned from donating to Oxfam in the end ) we had to because you were only allowed to pack 30 books per crate, and even with the books we kept that still meant over 10 crates of books! After lugging all those books around I love my Kindle even more because it has over 100 books on it and I can carry them all around with me with ease 🙂

  12. I sold almost all of my books to make rent throughout college, then got rid of the rest before I moved to Japan. This means I’ve got maybe 100 printed books at the moment, each of which I hope to savor for a very, very long time.

    I wouldn’t have said I had a library dream until I saw that photo, but it’s gorgeous! I wish I had the space to make something like that happen. 🙂

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