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Creative ways to display books

Posted by Melissa Massello  March 24, 2014 11:00 AM

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Chances are, you have a lot of books. I know I do. They're mostly stacked predictably on bookshelves, but I recently decided to get a little creative. So, some of my cookbooks are now displayed front-facing, which encourages actually picking them up, and even (gasp!) cooking from them more often.

Want to mix it up? Check out more of our favorite ways to creatively display your favorite books:

Make a library table.
You can find old cable spools at thrift shops and at salvage yards. This project from Design*Sponge uses some dowels to create a library table on wheels.

Reuse a crate.
Another great storage solution on wheels, this upcycled crate looks chic, keeps books contained, and travels where you need it.

Dresser does double duty.
Using inexpensive Ikea spice racks, this old dresser gets a double-duty makeover, perfect for storing your kid's clothes and their burgeoning library.

Stack with glass.
Have some sturdy art or coffee table books? Turn them into a table! Take some tips from designerKate Schintzius and stack, add an artful twist, and if you're looking for a little more surface area, top with a piece of glass or mirror.

What are your favorite ways to display books? Tell us in the comments, or tweet us @DIYBoston!

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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