Bookshelves

Discussion in 'Books' started by autophobe2e, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    I've just put up some new bookshelves to deal with the overflow.

    I'm a big fan of bookshelves on the whole, and a right nosy bugger about checking out what people have on theirs.

    Would a thread of pictures of bookshelves be cool? I think it would, but only time will tell.

    I'll whack some photos up tomorrow.
     
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  2. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Cool we are doing the same actually and will e getting a double shelf for my study. Right now my single shelf is over flow and the middle of the new double shelf will hold my statues etc. :)
     
  3. Meliai

    Meliai Senior Member

    Hell yes a thread on bookshelves would be cool

    I made a book shelf a few weeks ago, nothing elaborate, just a weird wooden box I found left by the previous owners in my shed that was lined with plastic and it had dirt in it, I guess it was used for plants. I just took the plastic out, added shelves, sanded and stained it. I'm pretty happy about it. I'll show mine if you show me yours

    So now I have two bookshelves, the other is kind of cheap though. I really want to build a few more out of a nice hardwood until my entire living room is lined with them
     
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  4. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    These shelves are literally bog standard, cheapest I could find, but before this all these books were piled up on my mantelpiece and I started to worry that they might pull it away from the wall eventually.

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    I'd love to see yours if anyone wants to post 'em (and if they're homemade/creative bookshelves, that's all to the good, mine are plain as hell) I wanna be nosy about the titles you've got up.
     
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  5. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Mine are plain as hell as well.
    I can only see one pic though (not sure if you posted more?)

    So first pic, upper shelf
    First and last book, can't see what they are?

    Bottom shelf, midfle-ish
    That WEIRD book looks weird, and the next two books look interesting...especially the black one
     
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  6. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    Hmm, yeah posted 3, I'll have another crack at it.

    So, upper shelf- first book (on the left) is The Narrator by Michael Cisco

    And the last book on the right is Spanky by Christopher Fowler, a Faustian-pact horror novel, then you can just see a red sliver of Civilwarland in Bad Decline, a short story collection by George Saunders.

    The Weird earns its title, it's a collection of weird fiction with 109 stories in it covering the whole of the 20th century, best anthology I own. Next to that (with the pentagram on) is a compendium of 3 occult novels by Dennis Wheatley (The Devil Rides out, To the Devil a Daughter and Gateway to Hell), next to that is the Necronomicon, the complete works of HP Lovecraft.

    Here's the other shelves
     
  7. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Who wrote the Terror book?


    I see we have very different taste in books xD
     
  8. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    The office hippie bookshelf is constructed out of cement blocks and old lumber, although milk crates may be substituted in a pinch.
     
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