For The Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home LibraryBy Thatcher Wine and Elizabeth Lane (Gibbs Smith, 2019)
The genius of For the Love of Books is that it provides validation of one’s to-be-read pile not only as decoration but also as design inspiration. And, contrary to the popular trend of discarding books once they are read, authors Thatcher Wine and Elizabeth Lane encourage and even celebrate keeping books around the house. For the sophisticated bibliophile or anyone with a backlog of books, this is a compendium of practical advice on curating a home library, which, as the authors demonstrate, is an art in itself. This book’s pages are filled with photographs of books displayed in surprising and personal ways that suit each collection, book owner, and home.
Chosen by Jennifer Flynn, Co-owner
The Barking Goose Bookstore, Bar, and Cafe
16 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY