Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple of hours with a lady I hadn't seen in a while. I hadn't been to her house in even longer, and she was excited to show me her new library.
It's an entire wall in her sunroom, in her big, beautiful old farmhouse. What a delightful place to sit and read! Her husband built the shelves, and installed a reclaimed ladder from a neighboring farm's barn. After cleanup, trimming, and alterations, they have a nifty ladder that slides along a rail installed above the top shelf. (No rollers on the ladder at the floor, though--too tempting for the great-grandchildren.)
The effect is not so very different from this clip art. And yes, she has all the shelves filled! Even though I should have been writing, it was a beautiful place, and a beautiful way, to spend the afternoon. Lucky me!