sfgirlbybay has a great post on all those cool non-traditional bookshelves out there. What’s great about these is that they strip away the container and expose the beauty of the books. (However, there is something to be said for those great wooden bookshelves… if you have the space.) Whether they’re new or old, paperback or hardcover, fiction or non-fiction, there is beauty in all those bindings and covers, not to mention what’s inside!
Then I ran into this image over at c-monster. It’s a piece by Mike Stilkey, who uses discarded books as canvases, as well as sculpture material. I think it’s awesome how everyone is reinterpreting the bookshelf.