Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Bookshelf Project #12

This week's bookshelves are from Andrew, a programmer, firefighter, and fellow book lover from England. Here are three pictures of his bookshelves, or as the English would have it, bookcases.




Andrew mentioned that his 3 bookcases are located in a shed in his garden, and that the shed also serves as his "office, reading room, music listening room, drawing room, hangout and generally just a good place to think."

I also want to share his thoughts on his book collection:
For me the books act almost simultaneously as inspiration and an aide-memoir. Reminders of who I once was and who I once aspired to be.
What do you think of Andrew's bookcases, dear reader?

18 comments:

eye_spy said...

wow! just wow!

stacybuckeye said...

Very cool that he has his own reading/listening/thinking space. Love the bookshelves!

Charlie said...

Great idea: the shelves are deep enough for risers so that each shelf does double duty. Very nice.

Peter S. said...

@eye_spy: Wow indeed.

@Stacybuckeye: I love them too.

@Charlie: I didn't see that. It is very nice.

mattviews said...

So neat and pristine!

Peter S. said...

Hi, Matt! Thanks for dropping by! Yes, Andrew's bookcases look neat indeed!

Cynewyn said...

Oh my - bookcases to aspire to...a big comfy armchair in the corner so you can read surrounded by books, with a big brown teapot full of hot tea and a plate of buttered crumpets and it'd be heaven! ;-)

Peter said...

Hi Cynewyn! I'm green with envy at Andrew's bookcases.

gege said...

hey, peter sandico! way to go on the BBC article mention! i know somebody famous!! so cool.

Ryan G said...

Love his bookcases, I'm feeling a little bookcase envy right now.

Stop by I have an award for you:

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/10/award-time-part-3.html

Peter S. said...

@Gege: Thanks!

@Ryan: Thank you for the award! Again!

Stepford Mum said...

Oh, to have a shed filled with beautifully arranged books! (and CDs)

Peter S. said...

Hi, Lya! Two of my favorite things -- books and CDs.

Krista said...

Oh, wow! What a book collection!!

Peter S. said...

Hello, Krista! His collection is really unbelievable.

bookjourney said...

I thought I had commented on these great shelves.... I must have been tired or something....:)

LOOK at all the BOOKS! LOVE IT! :)

Peter S. said...

Hi, Sheila! I love all those books too!

Anonymous said...

This is simply Amazing! i wish I had so many books too! ( I do, by the way, but not many!)