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Details Do Matter: About Book Cases

Aug 17, 2007
Books are the best companions for many people. People read books for gaining knowledge but most read for fun, entertainment, history or to find peace and relaxation. People read books in many places such as parks, trains, buses, especially during daily commutes in public transport.

As the reading habits increase in a household, so have the number of books accumulated in the house. Soon these books fill a good portion of a the attic and shelves. Since books come in different thicknesses, heights and widths, sooner or later one will find that there is a need to accommodate the books in clean arrangemenst, which can be achieved with the help of book cases.

In the initial days, books were mainly written by hand and were mostly for religious purposes or by the very wealthy. As the number of manuscripts, journals and books increased in number they were stored in shelves or cupboards. These shelves or cupboards formed the starting point of book cases. Book cases started becoming a need of their own right and were normally freestanding. Oldest bookcases were found in England at the end of 16th century, in some libraries.

Book cases for homes come in many different sizes and shapes and in different materials. If you are an avid book collector, you should think of using the book case as a nice piece of furniture as well as a way of holding, storing and preserving your books. The books can be arranged with book cases according to certain specifications that might make it easy to retrieve such as an arrangement based on subjects. Book cases made of iron and steel are available. These are strong and can withstand heavy use. Wooden book cases come in many fine designs, which can be made of special woods like red wood, cedar or pine.

Which ones add a touch of elegance and charm to the house? Any style can add a touch of elegance as long as if fits within the existing decor of the house. New and modern book cases are also available.
Book cases come in different sizes. These can be small, wall hanging book cases that can hold a few rows of books or large cabinet style that can adorn the walls of a living room or a study. Stackable book cases are also available, where you can purchase and add rows to your book cases as your book collection increases.

Plastic is another material when it comes to small or stackable book cases. These come in fun colors. Furthermore, book cases can double up as storage spaces, as there are designs with couple of rows of glass covered book cases, with one or two rows of storage spaces at the bottom that are covered with a nice wooden door. Book cases have become an essential and elegant piece of the home decor for any home library.
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