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A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world.

NAMED ONE OF JO’S FALL FAVORITES IN MAGNOLIA JOURNAL

Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections.

Praise for Bibliostyle

“Featuring enviable private libraries and packed floor-to-ceiling shelves, this beautiful volume makes a compelling case for books as décor.” New York
 
“Freudenberger spotlights the splendid, enviable personal libraries of literary figures whose owners obviously care about their book collections and have actually read them, too.” The Boston Globe

“This is a coffee table book that makes you think as well as admire and desire.” Sydney Herald
 
“Offers a look into the fabulous homes of book lovers the world over, showcasing how their interior design is built around the tomes they love most.” CN

“The photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books will inspire readers to live better with their own collections.” Publishers Weekly
 
“Nina Freudenberger teams with Sadie Stein of  The New Yorker and photographer Shade Degges of  Architectural Digest to showcase beautiful photographs of the private libraries of book lovers from all over the world.” BookRiot

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“A look at some of the best book-filled interiors around the world . . . we couldn’t help taking a little personal inspiration from the tome ourselves.”  Architectural Digest

“Any book that combines our love for home decor with our love for books is a surefire winner.  Bibliostyle shows off the real at-home libraries of home owners around the world, including writer Emma Straub and novelist Larry McMurtry.” Real Simple

“Nina’s latest foray into the investigation of gorgeous interiors proves both beautiful and full of substance. As a designer, researcher, and writer, there is nothing I love more than a juicy library. This book took me into passionately personal places, spaces, and collections and made me not only want to decorate but also grab a great book. In this digital age, the analog library is not only truly beautiful but has enduring importance.” —Christiane Lemieux, founder and CEO of The Inside and author of The Finer Things and Undecorate 
 
“In this Instagram age there are few books that are visually juicy and engaging to get me off the couch, but  Bibliostyle succeeds in a surprising and super fresh way. Here is a book that focuses on books and libraries, but communicates something so intimate and ineffable about the home that you can’t stop turning the pages. This is the most perfect coffee-table book for this new age.” —Maxwell Ryan, CEO and founder of Apartment Therapy Media and author of Apartment Therapy
 
“Nina Freudenberger’s first book  Surf Shack was and is one of my all-time favorite design books, so I couldn’t be more thrilled with her new book  Bibliostyle. As an ardent lover of books, and certainly collecting them, I found countless inspiration in the pages of  Bibliostyle on beautiful built-in bookcases and designing and displaying book collections as art and decor accents. Bravo on another inspiring book!” —Victoria Smith, founder and publisher of SFGirlByBay
 
“Nina’s new book reminds me of the joy books have brought me throughout my life. The visual display of knowledge a library brings—and how much I have to learn and can learn—inspires me. This book celebrates that love and the tangible romance of books. Get ready to fall in love all over again.” —Rebecca Atwood, textile and wallpaper designer, author of Living with Pattern and Living with Color
 
“Nina has done it once it again—and in a real genius way at that. From a design perspective, books are a nonnegotiable styling element that I’ll incorporate into any space by layering and stacking to mix colors and textures, and  Bibliostyle perfectly captures the rich meaning of why books are integral in our homes and to our world.” —Amber Lewis, founder and principal designer of Amber Interiors design studio

About the Author

Interior designer and founder of Haus Interior,  Nina Freudenberger is the author of the bestselling design  book   Surf Shack:  Laid-Back Living by the Water, which was featured in  Architectural DigestVanity FairO: The Oprah MagazineVogue, and  Martha Stewart Living. She lives with her husband and two young boys in Los Angeles, California.

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INTRODUCTION

I have always been most interested in the question of what makes a house a home. What are the elements that move a house beyond its physical structure and provide the warmth that we all crave? In my fifteen years as a designer, I’ve come to understand that the answer is simple: It is about surrounding ourselves with things we love.

While exploring homes around the world for my first book, Surf Shack, I came to the conclusion that if you start with your passions, beauty will follow. And in this case, the beauty comes from the owners’ love of books.

Books are beautiful objects in their own right—their bindings and covers—and the space they fill on shelves or stacked on coffee tables in colorful piles add balance and texture to any room. And just like any other part of a home, books require maintenance: They need to be dusted, categorized, rearranged, and maintained. Our relationship with them is dynamic and ever changing.

But our connection to them goes beyond the material. In each house we visited, the libraries were the heart of the home, meaningful to the collectors’ lives. In this book, we tried to capture what they brought to the home—the life and spirit books added. Some subjects have working libraries they constantly reference; others fill their shelves with the potential pleasures of the unread. When we visited the homes, many people could find favorite books almost by osmosis, using systems known only to themselves.

In choosing our subjects, we were not merely interested in the beautiful and perfectly curated rooms, the most extensive collections, or those shelves filled only with rare first editions—although there’s plenty of beauty on display. This book is not about unattainable libraries, any more than it is about perfectly decorated homes. Rather, it’s about the power of books to tell stories, in both the literal and figurative sense. As we found repeatedly, surrounding yourself with books you love tells the story of your life, your interests, your passions, your values. Your past and your future. Books allow us to escape, and our personal libraries allow us to invent the story of ourselves—and the legacy that we will leave behind.

There’s a famous quote attributed to Cicero: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” If I suspected this before, I know it now. I hope you’ll find as much pleasure in discovering these worlds as we did.

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Do you live among your books or with your books?
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2019
Do you live among your books or with your books? I hoard books so it''s both. I have closets full of books, books stacked on floors, on tables, by beds. In an attempt to design a library room, I purchased Biblio-Style. Like one of the featured library owners, “I’d... See more
Do you live among your books or with your books?

I hoard books so it''s both. I have closets full of books, books stacked on floors, on tables, by beds. In an attempt to design a library room, I purchased Biblio-Style. Like one of the featured library owners, “I’d like to have the space to let more books into my life” (Athena McAlpine).

The book is beautiful, quirky, and full of bookish wisdom by my people.

Proust volumes are perhaps an unintended thread amongst our tribe--a first edition that will be read before one expires, “Proust is for when I’ve retired,” “intricately figured Prousts" on a shelf. Has anyone actually read Proust?

All of these profiled bibliophiles have organizational systems known only to themselves. It is truly organized chaos at its best.

I had to laugh when a full page photo of Larry McMurtry’s library had the caption “While the library’s range is vast, obviously it contains a deep Western section.” Everything on the wall seemed to be Russian: Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, Marx, Trotsky, Stravinksy, Lenin. Of course, there is a saddle on the floor in front of these Russian classics.

New stops for me include the following bookstores featured:

Booked Up in Archer City, TX (McMurtry''s shop)
Bart’s Books in Ojai, CA
Parnassus, Nashville, TN

We get to see in the libraries of the aforementioned McMurtry, Gay Talese, Ann Patchett and many other eccentric collectors.

Really, this is my new favorite. Now, which stack should I put it in?
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Study of private collector’s libraries
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
This is a study of primarily private book collectors and their thoughts on their collections. There were very few pictures of the formal, untouched sort of libraries that are usually highlighted in such books. I liked that all of these collections appeared to actually be... See more
This is a study of primarily private book collectors and their thoughts on their collections. There were very few pictures of the formal, untouched sort of libraries that are usually highlighted in such books. I liked that all of these collections appeared to actually be used and enjoyed rather than just obtained for decorative value. My favorite collection was that of Robin Lucas.
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Hands down best book ever
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
This book is AMAZING!!! Bibliostyle is so much more than a decor or coffee table book. It covers travel and takes you on a journey to interesting places, and introduces you to captivating novelists and creatives around the world. I was a huge fan of Ninas first book, and... See more
This book is AMAZING!!! Bibliostyle is so much more than a decor or coffee table book. It covers travel and takes you on a journey to interesting places, and introduces you to captivating novelists and creatives around the world. I was a huge fan of Ninas first book, and she really came to please with this. It’s a fascinating read, and looks amazing in any room in the house. I can’t recommend Bibliostyle enough!!
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Let down in both quality and content
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019
I myself am an avid collector of books. So I was very surprised that a book about book collections was a let down both in its quality and in in its content. The book itself isn’t made very high quality. For example directly out of the box I could see the corners of both... See more
I myself am an avid collector of books. So I was very surprised that a book about book collections was a let down both in its quality and in in its content. The book itself isn’t made very high quality. For example directly out of the box I could see the corners of both sides and ends of spine were all slightly damaged, as were the other 4 corners. The photos within the book aren’t that great. Also the paper it’s printed on isn’t good. The profiles of the collections were not that interesting and engaging.
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For the love of books
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2019
I''m a huge fan of Nina''s Surf Shack coffee table book not just for the beautiful pictures but also the intimate storytelling, so I thought I''d give her new book a go. Bibliostyle is absolutely beautiful, I adore the stories about peoples love of books and how their... See more
I''m a huge fan of Nina''s Surf Shack coffee table book not just for the beautiful pictures but also the intimate storytelling, so I thought I''d give her new book a go. Bibliostyle is absolutely beautiful, I adore the stories about peoples love of books and how their personal collections live with them at home and how they inspire and shape their lives. I''m so inspired to start my own library at home and I''m seriously regretting giving so many books away over the years! This book reminded me that every book purchased throughout your life is such a treasure of that moment.
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The most beautiful book—what a discovery!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
I am a lover of books and this book is an ode to books. The personal libraries featured from around the world are each so elegant in their own right, and the accompanying stories really make this book special. Bibliostyle is already displayed on my coffee table and I can''t... See more
I am a lover of books and this book is an ode to books. The personal libraries featured from around the world are each so elegant in their own right, and the accompanying stories really make this book special. Bibliostyle is already displayed on my coffee table and I can''t wait for guests to pick it up and compliment me on my awesome taste. hehe.
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How we live at home with books and art
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
I have been collecting "living with books" volumes since the 1960''s. I think this one is by far the best due to a number of factors. First the photography is amazing, almost like you are in the rooms. And then there is the format: 50 or so interiors are discussed, each with... See more
I have been collecting "living with books" volumes since the 1960''s. I think this one is by far the best due to a number of factors. First the photography is amazing, almost like you are in the rooms. And then there is the format: 50 or so interiors are discussed, each with an essay explaining the background of the collectors, pictures of the owners, and an emphasis upon the art that shares space with the large number of books. The art ranges from pottery and portraits, to old leather basketballs. I was amazed to see how many collections store books in stacks on the floor or on chairs. I feel better now. There are also a few articles devoted to bookstores (such as my favorite, the Strand in NYC) and libraries including the much fire-damaged LA public library (with pictures taken before the fire), from my hometown.

Some of the book owners are famous--Ann Pachett, Gay and Nan Talese, and Larry McMurty. The collections are from all over the world: Italy, Denmark, LA and San Francisco (many), New York and Paris (many again), Mexico and Berlin. The photography reveals the furniture in each reading area, much of which despite its plush surroundings looks as if it came from Goodwill. Comfort over art in this regard. The books are impressive as they tower to the sky on their shelves, but little is said about how one organizes books, advice I desperately need.

The book physically is somewhat like a coffee table book, its 272 pages are 7.5" X 11" in dimension and printed on the finest paper to match the photography. I wonder if anyone uses their fireplaces for other than storing more books. The art and book orientation makes for most pleasant reading, especially just before bedtime. Reading this book (itself a work of art) just makes you feel good. If you yourself have many tomes, then the book also confirms that you are not wacky but in some very good company. Enjoy!
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The photos are basically all the same.
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
Not gonna lie, I''m pretty disappointed in this book. The description states it''s full of inspirational photos, but the reality is each photo is just of your standard shelves. Many look like your your typical library shelf, which may be desirable in person for the average... See more
Not gonna lie, I''m pretty disappointed in this book. The description states it''s full of inspirational photos, but the reality is each photo is just of your standard shelves. Many look like your your typical library shelf, which may be desirable in person for the average reader but offers no design elements you''d want to replicate in your home. They''re just boring, packed shelves. On practically every page.

The quality of the book is fine - Nice cover, bound well... Just really not worth looking at.
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Como viver sem livros? Impossível!
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Ótimo livro para quem curte livros! Bibliotecas mais centradas na Europa e Estados Unidos, mas mesmo assim um deleite para quem gosta de estar cercado deste objeto tão instigante e prazeroso: o livro!
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