Check Out These Books: 18 Home Libraries for Ravenous Readers

Atrium Library


This bookcase runs the entire height of a three-story atrium at ‘Haus W,’ a low-energy residence by London-based practice Kraus Shönberg Architects.

Glass Courtyard Library in Mexico City



This home library takes in an extraordinary amount of natural light thanks to four interior courtyards. Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto surrounded the almost entirely glass home in urban Mexico city with a perimeter wall to maintain privacy.

Curving Staircase Library


Korean architect Moon Hoon added an unusual library to ‘Toy House’ in Bang-Dong, South Korea, fitting bookshelves into a curving nook beside a staircase.

Hexagonal Home Library with a Hidden Passageway



A hexagon-shaped home library in Muhammad Ali’s Philadelphia villa Cherry Hill hides a secret door that you might hope would lead to something exciting, like a treasure trove or at least some spy equipment. But maybe heavy readers who spend a lot of time in the room would be glad that there’s a top-secret bathroom to access when nobody’s looking.

Modern Mezzanine Library in a Scandinavian Home



This Nordic-style Scandinavian home adds a library without taking up an entire room or compromising the airy double-height ceiling in the living room, thanks to a long, narrow mezzanine.