22 These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

Though we may be in the digital age, no technology can compare to the feeling of a good book in your hands. And we want to showcase our favorite volumes in a space that's comfortable, personal, and unique. While public and university libraries are often vast and full of splendor, home libraries are more intimate (but not any less gorgeous). The room can be formal and elegant or colorful and cozy, and stylish focal points like a fireplace, desk, or snug sitting area keep things just as interesting as the volumes on the shelves. Here, we gathered up the most beautiful home libraries from our archives to inspire your own literary retreat. See how to create home library shelving that puts your favorite books on display for a space that’s well-designed and well-read.