Sure, some may prefer to read on their phone or Kindle, but physical books are far from a thing of the past. Of course, if you’re going to invest in a whole library’s worth of tomes, you’ll need attractive ways to neatly store them—and maybe even some stylish glasses to best read them. After all, these days, a bookshelf full of tidy, organized, top-notch texts isn’t just great for picking through when you’re looking for a new book to read, it’s also one of the most enviable Zoom backdrops out there. And you can’t really go wrong with a good coffee table book, either—fun to flip through, sure, but also a statement piece in its own right. Here, a few of essentials for readers—from a lamp that looks like a book to a shelf that looks like a library ladder—plus a handful of bookends to keep everything from toppling over.
By Helena Madden
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