1. A London book-lined staircase
The library of this Victorian rooftop apartment on Anson Road in North London is both practical and enjoyable to look at, with a special structure that would satisfy the admiration of book lovers. When the owners, who initially came from Austria, came across the beautifully refurbished and cheerful room with wide windows, they told Apartment Therapy it suddenly felt like home.
2. Wade Davis’s studio and dome library
The bookcase stands over Davis’ artefact-covered office with an enclosed bench and holds several of his most prized books, which can only be reached by ladders. According to Washington Life Magazine, the cave-like space Davis calls his “Navajo kiva of wisdom” is illuminated by a skylight and connects to his home via a glass greenhouse.
3. The UnWaste bookcase
Rotating bookcases on the wall are not only found in classic horror films. As demonstrated by UnWaste Bookcase in Melbourne, Australia, they may also be part of safe, space-saving construction activities. The owners of a warehouse conversion home in the region decided to split one big room into two smaller rooms and chose to do so with the least possible environmental effects.
4. Casa Kiké
Casa Kiké ‘s vibrant and spacious library, in Cahuita, Costa Rica, is the exclusive refuge of one bibliophile. It was designed for its father Keith Botsford, who is a novelist, by architect Gianni Botsford, of the London-based firm Gianni Botsford Architects. The house consists of two pavilions, one for the day and one for the night, all made of local wood and placed on top of a concrete pad foundation
5. Jay Walker’s home library
Walker’s collection contains unusual science and cultural objects, including the first atlas, dated 1699, displaying the sun as the centre of the universe; one of the iconic chandeliers from the 2002 James Bond movie “Death Another Day;” a 1943 napkin on which Franklin D. Roosevelt drafted preparations for World War II; and an original 1957 Russian Sputnik rocket.
6. Thessaloniki sunken bookcase
Although the thought of walking on book spines could be enough to panic devoted readers, according to a statement, the concept has managed to accomplish the designers’ goal of constructing “a living floor that could be used in different and unexpected ways.”
7. Vermont literary oasis
This small home library has all that a reader may want: stunning and ample built-in shelving, a library-style ladder to catch hard-to-reach books, a bench, a window reading nook, and even a view of Colchester, Vermont’s tranquil Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.
8. A House for 5,200 Books
The library tower of the home has two levels linked by a spiral staircase and a book ladder, green-painted concrete floors, new brushed aluminium bookshelves, and a low-set window with garden view.