At Home With Books

At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries
by Estelle Ellis (Editor), Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes (Illustrations)

Examining the art of displaying books effectively, this book offers advice on organizing and caring for books, looking at the collections of 40 well-known booklovers, including Loren and Frances Rothschild, the Duke of Devonshire, Jack Lenor Larsen, Roger Rosenblatt, Keith Richards, Paul Getty, Jean Stein and Bill Blass. Each room has been photographed especially for this book, providing a visual reference for anyone seeking ideas for creating their own personal library. The book also contains hints on how to start a collection, and information on bookbinders, dealers, fairs, shops, conservationists, lighting and furniture.

From an elegant, curved modern library with sunny picture windows to a bedroom library with dark wood paneling; from a simple apartment with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to the grand Rothschild library, At Home with Books shows how book lovers live with their books in every room of the house.

Includes professional advice on editing and categorizing your library; caring for your books; preserving, restoring, and storing rare books; finding out-of-print books; and choosing furniture, lighting, and shelving.

Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Carol Southern Books, October 31st 1995
ISBN: 0517595001 / 9780517595008
Edition Language: English