• Tell Your Friends

Sure, we’ve all heard it – don’t judge a book by its cover. But when that’s all you’ve got to look at, how can you help it? I’ve been talking about libraries for my last two blog entries but the most important part of any library are the books. I love the old world look of leather bound books. There’s something romantic and sophisticated about these ornate covers.

There are a few ways you can achieve this look for yourself:
There are experts you can hire.
There are booksellers who specialize in them.
Online auction sites have plenty of options.

Or you can check out these how-to instruction from HGTV.com:
Leather and Metal – http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/leather-and-metal-book/index.html
Faux Crocodile – http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/faux-crocodile-book-cover/index.html

For inspiration take a look at famously beautiful libraries:

Queens College Library Oxford - theblogonthebookshelf.blogspot.com

Queens College Library Oxford – theblogonthebookshelf.blogspot.com

Library of Congress - loc.gov

Library of Congress – loc.gov

Peabody Library - library.jhu.edu

Peabody Library – library.jhu.edu

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