I'm taking a break from this week's Thursday Tabletop for a very important message. I L.O.V.E. bookshelves. I feel the need to make such a strong declaration because I naively thought that everyone shared my deep rooted passion for all things library-like. Last night at bookclub we got on the discussion, and my shelf-lovin' bubble was popped like bubble-yum.
Kindles now outnumber paperbacks in our club (I'm a strong hold out), which lead us to a discussion of missing the stacks of books left over from our months of reading. Not only was I outnumbered in those who longed for their actual books, I was shocked that people are actually getting RID of their bookshelves. My entire ideal life takes place in my imaginary future library! So this is my ode to you, bookshelves. May you always be stacked high and organized by color in my life:
Book sorting preference was also a hot topic of discussion. I am the lone wolf on the color scheme theory. Maybe a better preference would be a monochromatic clean look:
When I grilled people about what they would put in place of their discarded shelves, art was the number one response. May I suggest a compromise for both: Art on Shelves.
Ok, you don't like shelves. I'm fine with super cool stacks as well. And putting things on top of stacks is also cool in my book. Efficiency and organization be dammed.
Is this an epidemic trend? Are you all tossing out your shelves in favor of a nice excel listing instead? Do I need a bookshelves endangered species nonprofit fund? I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the entire conversation from last night. I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.