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21 Must-Haves For The Perfect Home Library
By KRISTY BOWEN
Shelves
Every home library needs a good set of shelves, and that's where these attractive and sturdy options from Amazon ($79.99) come in. They are affordable and available in different heights, and their rustic finish complements a variety of décor and boasts an old-world feel.
Seating
Whether you prefer a task chair or something comfier, well-appointed seating is a must in any home library space. This expansive chair from Article ($899) is a perfect cozy spot to curl up with a book and looks stunning anywhere in your home that needs a reading spot.
Lighting
Every reading space needs great lighting, and a reading lamp like this one from Lamps Plus ($129.99) is an excellent solution whose black finish gives a studious, vintage vibe. You can also opt for sconces or track lighting that casts a glow on your shelves to display your book collection to its best advantage.
Rolling Book Cart
A rolling cart is a great functional item that can augment other shelving or be home to a small collection of volumes; also, it can be a fantastic solution for a children's library. This book cart from The Library Store ($433) is the perfect option, which can be moved where you need it.
Catalog Card Cabinet
This one may be more form than function, more nostalgia than original use, but this catalog card cabinet from Amazon ($129.99) is the perfect addition to your library space. While you might not need its original function from the bygone days before computers, it works well for stashing smaller items like pens and bookmarks.