(Above) Wade Davis’s Writing studio. Used by permission of Alex Johnson.
Even when e-books conquer the bookselling market, there will always be something ineffable about the old fashioned variety of bookshelf. Imagine Belle’s response had the Beast—instead of wooing her with a library any young bibliophile would fantasize about—pulled out his Nook for her to browse through.
When I was a kid, I remember the house always overflowing with books. They were stacked on end tables, the desk in the kitchen, and the built-in bookshelves in the living room. I always thought it somewhat serendipitous that my mother, a lover and collector of books, ended up in a house with built-in bookshelves in nearly every room. Now it’s twenty years later, my parents’ house is still overflowing with books, and whenever I visit I pore over the rows of books, reading each and every spine.
Even though the e-book market is growing, I don’t believe I will see the demise of hardcopy books in my lifetime, so bookshelves will live on. And no matter what your preference, there is a bookshelf out there for you.
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