Books Do Furnish a Home

Make books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy grounds and gardens

– Judah ibn-Tibbon, 12th century.

When we add books – any printed books – to our homes, something almost magical happens. We combine the author and their story with ours, and the combination is a new story, a bigger story, one that is completely original. Which is why I really think that books do furnish a home and our lives. Buy them for keepsake, even if you aren’t an avid reader. Give them space; they will fill your home with a different kind of treasure. Whether it is leather bound collection tucked neatly in an oak-paneled library, or paperbacks and coffee table books charmingly cluttered in cosy niches, the thoughtful display of books will add personality, a wash of color and even a touch of romance to your home. It has mine.

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