Book lovers understand the need for sufficient storage space for their favorite books. You want a place to celebrate the knowledge within and access what you need when you need it. But books take up a lot of space and are more likely to accumulate than dissipate. The best way to store and display books depends on several factors, including the size of your collection, the available space and personal preferences. Here are some ways you can store and display your books.
Bookshelves are an excellent way to store and display books. You can choose from various materials, such as wood, metal or glass, and sizes that will fit your collection. Depending on your space, you can use built-in bookshelves or stand-alone shelves that match your room's decor.
Organize your books
Organize your books in a way that makes sense to you, such as by author, genre or topic. This will make it easier to find a particular book when you need it. A popular Netflix show about organizing chooses to display books by cover color, which can be visually appealing.
Keep them clean
Dust and debris can accumulate on book covers and pages, so keeping your books clean is essential. Use a soft cloth or brush to periodically remove dust from the covers and pages. A soft brush vacuum attachment can make the job go even faster. When you spring clean, remove all the books and dust and clean the shelves.
Avoid direct sunlight
Exposure to direct sunlight can cause book covers and dust jackets to fade or become yellow, so storing them away from windows is best. Use shades on your windows to prevent sun damage, or consider shelves with doors that can protect the books within.
Bookends can be functional and decorative, helping to keep books upright and adding visual interest to a bookshelf. Choose bookends that match your design scheme and add visual appeal to your room overall.
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