Books have always been the bane of my home’s organizational and aesthetic existence. I treasure my books. You put in a little hard work and time, hopefully enjoying the fruits of your reading labor along the way, and then you get to keep a little award at the end – the book on the bookshelf. I don’t often read these books more than once, but they are little treasures that remind me of different points in my life; adventures taken on pages. Fortunately for me, adult books generally come in two sizes – the standard hardcover and paperback varieties. Which although can take up considerable space on my bookshelves and a little thought about how to arrange them in an appealing manner, they have never really caused that much organizational finesse to stow and display.
Childrens’ books are a whole ‘nother ballgame. These books are short, tall, fat, skinny. They have pop-up inserts, buttons, and speakers, and when you aren’t looking they multiply like bunny rabbits. You want them to be easily accessible to those in your household of “shorter stature,” and you want them to be stored away in a manner to please those of a more “mature stature.” It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve happily found my book storage solution – the children’s book rack – it’s short, stores books of various sizes, and displays them with the cover facing out to help children (and you) find their favorite bedtime story.
Here are a few available that I found at various price points. Perhaps you’ll find one to suit your style and storage needs too.
KidKraft Sling Bookshelf, $44.,99 available in natural finish at Target.com
Sling Bookshelf with Storage Bins, $69.95, available in multiple finishes and can be personalized at One Step Ahead
Bin There Done That Floor Book Bin, $199.00, availablein multiple finishes at Land of Nod
For those of you more crafty than I, I’ve also round up some great pinterest boards with fun storage ideas! Don’t miss:
Follow My Little Bookcase’s board Book Storage on Pinterest.
Follow Tammy Ratzken’s board kids book organization on Pinterest.
Follow Dinosaur Tales’s board Toy & Book Storage on Pinterest.
Follow Modern Mrs Darcy (Anne Bogel)’s board Book storage and display on Pinterest.