Floating Books

Blogon December 15th, 20101 Comment

I’ve noticed a few bookstores that have adopted this amazing design element: books hanging from the ceiling. My favorite store, McNally Jackson Books in SoHo (left), has an adorable café with suspended paperbacks and wallpaper made of book pages. It’s so much fun to go there, grab a cup of coffee and read for a bit. (In addition to the great design, McNally Jackson has incredibly nice staff members and a well-organized and thorough book selection. The store also has great events and readings.)

While I love McNally Jackson, I was especially blown away by the look of Brussels bookstore Cook & Book, which is a design experience in itself. It’s divided into themed sections, and it appears that the hanging books are in the main area. That alone makes me want to visit Brussels and spend hours in this store.

If I owned my own place instead of renting — and didn’t feel guilty about boring holes in my books — I would totally try this at home.

(Photos from here and here)

One Response to “Floating Books”

  1. Lily Darais says:

    Wow! Love these photos–it makes me wish I were either a New Yorker or a Brussles-er.

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