I know it’s hard to believe in the need for book ends. In truth, they seem like one giant oxymoron.
When I moved to another state, I stuffed as many of my books as I could into my suitcase—carefully selecting the ones I knew I’d want to reread, the ones I hadn’t yet gotten to, and others that simply held sentimental value—and grudgingly packed the rest away to be put in storage.
Without my complete personal library, I find a lot of empty space left on my shelf. Slowly but surely, I’ve been filling it in, but there’s an art to the placement of books on a shelf. Books aren’t only gateways to other worlds, they are also beautiful products all on their own. I stack some books in piles, lean others against each other, all with their spines facing out—their covers each as lovely as a painting on the wall.
Bookends can accent your books, and below are just a few found on Etsy, all of which you can find on our Pinterest board!
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