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I’m always excited when I see book wallpaper. Some part of me wishes I could live in an old-fashioned library, with books all the way up to the ceiling, and a towering ladder to reach them. This dream started back when I was in elementary school, when I would have loved to have this “Library” wallpaper in my bedroom.  Designed by Tom Slaughter, it is part of Cavern Home’s artist series. Cavern Home is a boutique wallpaper design firm, and they have many beautiful non-bookish designs too. Check them out here.

For black-and-white book wallpaper in a different style, check out this earlier post.

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Bookends!

I’m loving the round-up of bookends that Design*Sponge posted yesterday.  My favorites were a sliced apple bookend available at Pottery Barn, blob bookends from CB2 and scissor bookends from Ballard Designs. Go take a look here for the rest.

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Smell of Books asks, “Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?”

Their aerosol e-book enhancer claims to be the answer. Check out the following scents:

  • New Book Smell
  • Classic Musty Smell
  • Crunchy Bacon Smell
  • Eau You Have Cats
  • Scent of Sensibility

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Santa gave me this fun “Books to Check Out” journal by Chronicle Books. There are sections for listing books to read, your favorite passages, and books you’ve borrowed or lent. Love it.

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I found these great book covers designs by Coralie Bickford-Smith at the Book Cover Archive.

The Masque of the Red DeathThe Masque of the Red Death, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Summer in AlgiersSummer in Algiers, by Albert Camus, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The Virgin of the Seven DaggersThe Virgin of the Seven Daggers, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith

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I’m so happy to have discovered Book City Jackets on design*sponge this week. These new artist edition covers by Eveline Tarunadjaja, Morgan Blair and Matthew Caputo are great.

tiger

whale whisperer

king birds

I also like these ones, from another series:

fiction

favorite

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Check out this nifty Bibliochaise book chair (found on Decomodo thanks to a tip..thanks Kelly!)

bibliochaise

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