Daily News

Back to News Index Page

Building a home library with an Amish bookcase

by Tom Grimes

Libraries are calm environments of learning and knowledge. They can add dignity to any household that values reading rooms and books.

HomeLibraryNet.com claims that there are three primary types of home libraries - display, decorative or working.

Display libraries are generally built for collections of rare or first edition books that aren't meant to be read, and the decorative variety instead chooses to display books that are beautifully crafted, not necessarily meant to be read either.

Working libraries are rooms for those who consult or read books every day, whether for leisure or a job.

For this kind of collection, TLC recommends organizing books alphabetically, by color or subject. Comfortable lighting and furniture should also be implemented, so that a library can also function as a reading room.

The most important consideration, however, is finding a bookcase that can last for years under the weight of a home's volumes, and those with a working library may want to furnish their room with Amish furniture.

Amish furniture is renowned for its durability and expert craftsmanship. Amish bookcases are available in a variety of different colors and styles and are sure to accommodate any home library with a traditional, hand-carved appearance that will complement books both old and new. ADNFCR-3308-ID-19893018-ADNFCR

1/20/2017 9:08:38 AM