Bookshelves for Your Print Library Collection
Too-tall tomes! The most clever thing we did when we had bookcases built into our 20-bay home library was to have the cabinet designer make eight adjustable bookshelves for each bay instead of the usual six.
As you see in the photo, the two extra shelves allow room for those tall books or magazines to lay sideways, spine out. That way we don’t waste vertical shelf space with a few tall books sitting on the same shelf as standard height books.
Pippa of the Library Chair agrees!
She’s not alone in her opinion! The gob-smacking, amazing Trinity College Library in Dublin catalogs its priceless collection by . . . height!