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House Doctor: Shelve It

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The House Doctor is back. You wanted bookshelves and she’s here to give the people what they want.

Dr Manu had a lot of correspondence to deal with last week – and after looking through your comments and emails, she decided that shelving – bookshelves specifically was an area in which you wanted some home advice. So without further ado, take it away Dr Manu.

Books are always going to be cool. Sorry Kindle, but the shape, colour, texture and pattern of books make them elegant objects, as well as interesting reading material. The Kindle is somewhat…lacking. The more books the better – but how do you organize them? I’ve got a few ideas that will keep your books looking smart (and make you look smart by extension – even if you haven’t read them all).

THE MORE BOOKS THE BETTER – BUT HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE THEM?

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1. IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC: CONCEAL SHELF BY UMBRA

Umbra’sconceal shelf is simple but dramatic: a thin metal shelf fixed to the wall which becomes invisible behind a stack of books. Pile them all up and there’s your trick.

And these Umbra conceal shelves are available on LLUSTRE.com now for an

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