Once upon a time (in a not-so-distant, selfie-obsessed past), the good folks at the New York Public Library launched Library Shelfie Day, an annual occasion to share portraits of personal—and, often, creatively arranged—book collections. Reading is such a personal experience for so many of us, informed by our individuality, our life experiences, even our schedules, that it’s no surprise our bookshelves can offer a revealing window into our literary souls…or, at least, a peek into our book-organization methods!
Recently, in anticipation of Library Shelfie Day, Bas Bleu’s editors asked our Facebook followers to send us their “shelfies.” Several of you were game to give us a peek into your private collections and nice enough to let us share the photos here. (We’ve added a few of our own for good measure.) But no matter how you arrange the books on your shelves—maybe they share space with your other, non-book loves, or maybe you don’t use shelves at all!—we celebrate all of the kindred spirits whose books are slowly taking over your homes!
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