Back on the Shelf

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E-readers change how some people read, what they carry on planes, what they keep on bedside tables. And now many people are keeping just about everything on bookshelves, except, well, books.

Art, collectibles, and digital picture frames abound, giving bookcases and interior design a markedly different look than was popular in the twentieth century, when a well-curated bookcase was the ultimate status symbol.

(via TheBookBench)


Jill Haberkern has lived in a one-room house made of tombstones and a farmhouse with a walrus head. She currently lives in Berkeley, California, with neither. Her writing has appeared in the Mid-American Review. More from this author →