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.

Author Linda Needham's curly, medium sized black dog in the foreground with wall of filled bookshelves of Linda Needham's home library in the background.

Author Linda Needham’s Hound, Pippa the Portuguese Library Dog

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!