large coffee table filled with books and decor. / sfgirlbybay

i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love my reading my books, i really love the way they look in a home, too. what is it they say, “A Bookshelf is the Window to the Soul”? great books abound and although reading on an ipad can save your eyes at night, there’s nothing ever like the real thing. here are some books getting their just due in decor.

books piled below bookcase in white room. / sfgirlbybay

book collection. / sfgirlbybay

living room with large coffee table filled with books. / sfgirlbybay

book smart.

white shallow bookcase with colorful books and magazines. / sfgirlbybay

white living room with color blocked bookcase. / sfgirlbybay

white dining table and lamps with colorful books. / sfgirlbybay

small shelf with books and decor. / sfgirlbybay

tall white book shelves. / sfgirlbybay

white home library with desk and chair and floor lamp. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: domino magazine; just be splendid; annixen; The New York Times: 36 Hours, New York & Beyond By Barbara Ireland; read instead print from book shop; Invisible Double Book Shelf from urban outfitters; remodelista; Le Guide Déco by The Socialite Family; Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists By Phaidon Editors; cloak; domino magazine; read instead print from book shop; domino magazine; design*sponge; manola yllera; Harper Leather Strap Shelf from urban outfitters; alvhem makleri; remodelista.