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Even if space is tight in your house, giving a room a library feel is a wonderful way to approach decorating and to inspire you to read more. While I advocate passing along books you know you won't read again to cut down on clutter, certainly you own plenty that you want to read again and again, refer to or have on hand to lend to a friend.
Here, a dining room serves as a home office, conference room, homework space and library.
Flank the fireplace with shelves. It's a great way to display your books and gain some symmetry.
This painting is of Saint Jerome, the Patron Saint of Libraries. I just made that up, but it would be great if it were true.
This two-story library is in the home of a Hollywood writer who takes his tomes very seriously. If you look closely, you'll notice a secret door to his bedroom on the bottom left corner! See more of this house