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Bookcase Styling Ideas We Stole From the Pros

Books do double duty in this circular hall by adding color and pattern to an otherwise traditional space. Source: Elle Decor

On design: The reading life

"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read," said Abraham Lincoln, during the Industrial Age. Here's a look at interesting integrations of books--themselves nearly a relic in this Information Age--in a range of interiors.