I’ve loved books my whole life. I started collecting them even as a kid. I recently found a picture of my first set of grown up bookcases. I got them when I was 13 and it was such a big deal!
It’s all so teen – the Christmas lights hung year round, the collector edition Barbies, all the candles. It makes me so happy that I took pictures of them when they were like that. One of my favorite activities was to take all the books out and then reorganize them. That’s not a joke, I really did love to do that!
But back to present day, I’ve been in the market for bookcases for about two years now. I’ve been like a broken record about my ‘dream bookcase‘ but I actually finally got one! Technically, it isn’t my ‘dream bookcase‘ but I’m okay with that. The bookcase I wanted was 8 feet tall by six feet wide with glass doors and was $560 (which is pretty insane considering it is just particle board). The bookcase I ended up getting is 7 feet tall by 6 feet wide with no glass doors and was only $150!! So, I lost a foot off the top and glass doors, BUT I’m happy that I didn’t ‘invest’ in something that isn’t real wood. If I’m going to spend over $500 on something I want it to be a good quality item that will last a long time.
And here are my three new bookcases!
It is so nice to have all of my books out and in one place! My old black bookcase in my room only held about half of my books (the other half were in tubs in the spare bedroom). Then there was the last 10 months where my bedroom floor became a makeshift bookshelf. Now finally, my books are displayed nicely in one place. Right now the walls on both sides and the top of the bookcase are bare so we’ll see if I had stuff later. For now, I’m just happy that my wandering books have found a home.