I support bookshelf entitlement.

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."  
Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991

I am about to make you very jealous.

My dad built this for the nursery:

Everyone should have a reading sanctuary, a library. In that house I dream of owning twenty years from now, there is a beautiful, sunny room with comfortable chairs and a fireplace, and the walls are lined from floor to ceiling with books.

But there will also be a rotating selection of picture books on this shelf that is so clean-lined and functional and beautiful, displaying books to entice readers...
You should get one, too,

like this double-sided book display case:

Early Childhood Resources ELR0335 Double Sided Book Display Stand

or like this Wild West revolving bookcase:

or you can use Ribba picture ledgers from Ikea:
 or make shelves like the Ikea ones, as I saw on this cool DIY blog.

Mine has nice bead board on the back, so I can have it in the middle of a room, or at the foot of a bed...I love it in the nursery reading nook, and I'll love it in my fantasy pre-school activity room.

Thanks, Pop. It is perfect.


  1. I AM jealous! That is an awesome bookshelf! I'd like to have something like that for my Mads. Hers is an old bookshelf that her books are just overloading now. But of course you can never have too many books. I do have a question for you though. Is there any book you could recommend us for a little girl who is afraid of going to bed at night and has night terrors? Thanks

  2. wow thats a hard one, have you tried uplifting childrens church music, my daughter who just got married 2 weeks ago use to have night terrors, playing church music helped.
    Anna I have allways wanted a private library or a loft with a rolling book case for our hundreds of books! Hope you get yours some day!


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