At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries

Author(s): Estelle Ellis

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"At Home with Books" takes the reader into the houses of forty booklovers to view their very personal libraries and reading spaces. Not only is it a visual delight, but it also 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. This indispensable resource, newly available in paperback, will be an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library.


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Estelle Ellis is a former Promotions Director for House & Garden magazine. Caroline Seebohm is a well-known design writer. She is the author of several books, including English Country. Christopher Simon Sykes is a London-based photographer and writer.

The Grand Passion: John and Jane Stubbs; Seymour Durst; The Duke of Devonshire; Ruth and Martin Stackner; Victor Niederhoffer; Paul Getty; Loren and Frances Rothschild; Mitchell Wolfson Jr; English Country House Libraries; Hay-on-Wye: Booktown; Beautiful Bookscapes: Laurie Mallet; Renzo Mongiardino; Therese and Erwin Harris; Thomas Britt; Richard Minsky; Michele Oka Doner; Timothy Mawson How to Organize Your Library; How to Start a Collection; Designer Stacks: Michael Graves; Robert A. M. Stern; Bill Blass; David Hicks; Joan Vass; Jack Lenor Larsen; Paul and Herta Amir; Wall-to-Wall Books: Stanley Barrows; Nicolas Barker; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Kenneth Jay Lane; Niall Smith; Bookplates Bookbinders and Conservationists; Literary Lairs: Jean Stein; Richard Howard; John Richardson; Frances FitzGerald; Charles Ryskamp; The Reading Society Library in Corfu; Sir Fitzroy Maclean; Roger Rosenblatt; The Enemies of Books; Library Ladders; Private Pleasures: Keith Richards; Peter Cannell; Walter and Jane Turken; Kitty D'Alessio; Flora and Sydney Biddle; Michael and Aileen Casey Great Libraries; Resource Directory.

General Fields

  • : 9780500286111
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : 1.2
  • : April 2006
  • : 303mm X 230mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Estelle Ellis
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 747.73
  • : 256
  • : Home furnishing & decoration; Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter
  • : 350 colour illustrations