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How to set up and organize a perfect home library (infographic)

Types of shelving in a home library - infographic

A new infographic includes tips to create a functional in-home library, types of shelving and light, as well as alternative ways to find great reads.

With a growing popularity of digital books, you may assume that you no longer need a home library. You can now have all your books on your Kindle or in a book-reading app, right?

Think again. Most modern book lovers will never become 100% digital. Many users, me among them, found a balance between print and digital books. Sometimes, I reach for a Kindle, but sometimes I find it much more enjoyable to read a hardcover edition.

A place devoted to books, be it the smallest one, is a tribute to little objects that made your life meaningful.  It’s a special place where you can enjoy the presence of books and access them easily.

Combine a home library with a cozy reading place, and you have everything to be happy every single day.

Even if your collection of print books is limited to a few dozens of titles, you may still want to organize them in a logical and functional way. And, no, sorting books by the color of spines is not the best approach.

From Hippo, an innovative property insurance online platform, comes a list and infographic How to make a home library. It’s a one-time guide to setting up a home library. The visual includes answers to the most common questions you may have when you start thinking of organizing – or reorganizing – a library at your home:

  • Which place at home is best suited for a library?
  • What type of bookshelves should I choose?
  • Which type of reading light is best for me?
  • Which way of organizing books works best?

If you visit the original post on Hippo blog, you will also have a chance to read about the benefits of a home library. Improving literacy levels and reducing stress are among the most important ones.

Click or tap the infographic to see it in full resolution.

How to create a home library - full infographic

Via Hippo blog.

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Coffee and candle warmer with USB charger

Coffee and candle warmer with USB charger

This innovative little accessory that guarantees your coffee or tea will be always warm. You can also use it to release the scent from your candle without lighting it. Thanks to USB port, you will be able to charge your phone while reading.


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Innovative reading light

Compact and innovative reading light

From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.


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Hands-free pillow stand

Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books

An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.


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