I’ve loved books since I was a kid, spending hours in our family room, which doubled as a family library. One entire wall plus a few additional feet (where the windows and doors didn’t get in the way) were dominated by bookshelves. Most of the books were far beyond me (leather-bound copies of the London Weekly News, for example) but I got such a good feeling just by being there. That library was a pretty obvious spark for my bookish tendencies.
Recently I came across a website which should quickly become a favorite for anyone else who, when they first visit a new house or apartment, immediately scans the walls. Bookshelf porn features images from bookstores and public libraries as well some creative shelving from readers eager to show off their own shelving ideas.