Check Out These Books: 18 Home Libraries for Ravenous Readers

3 Converted Warehouse Libraries




Eye candy for lovers of converted warehouse homes, these three libraries show off what you can do with industrial aesthetics and super-high ceilings. The spiral staircase leading to the second level – not to mention a living tree – add lots of charming atmosphere to the second one.

Net Nook in Madrid



Another ‘reading net’ offers a cute and comfortable hammock-like place to lounge in a narrow home library in Madrid. Egue y Seta architects transformed the limiting proportions of a 1950s home into an airy modern domain, and this creative space-saving project is bound to inspire similar setups around the world.

2 Bathtub Libraries



Most of us take books into the tub anyway, so why not expand the selection that’s available while we’re soaking? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham leads by example with a bookshelf-lined bathroom in New York City, and PARA Project architects just sunk a circular tub right into the floor of a home library in Syracuse, New York.

Closet Turned Reading Nook


Here’s a clever idea for a closet you don’t need to use for storage: turn it into a mini library with a reading nook. Remodelaholic has lots of visual inspiration, plus a step-by-step breakdown of the process.

Secret Library


Two bookshelves in a hallway of a San Francisco home lead to even more bookshelves lining a staircase – if you know the secret. The popularity of these hidden bookcase doors is going to have a lot of us tugging suspiciously on random bookshelves to see if they swing open.