Interesting Library-Related Online Articles


The Importance of the Library By Jeremy Musson
Country Life, February 1, 2013

There’s still demand for home libraries and bookcases By Katherine Salant
The Washington Post, November 09, 2012

A House to Look Smart In: Old-School Reading Rooms Stage Grand Return By Heidi Mitchell
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2012

The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers By Justin Minkel, June 12, 2012 (This is a moving article that gives hope to educational reformers.)

Bookish Good Looks: The right shelves, well-stocked, speak volumes By Sara Ruffin Costello
The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2011

Will the home library survive the surge of the e-book? By Alice-Azania Jarvis
The Independent, 17 June 2011

Boulder man creates customized home libraries Daily Camera October 11, 2010
(The comment about architects always building more bookcases than people have books to fill them with made me laugh.)

As electronic readers gain popularity, what happens to the personal library? By Philip Kennicott Washington Post, August 15, 2010

Home Libraries Provide Huge Educational Advantage April 8, 2010

The Old-House Library: The special place of home libraries in the old-house lifestyle By Dan Cooper
Old-House Interiors, January/February 2010

100 Tips & Tools to Create the Ultimate Home Library Online Degree, 2009

Rediscovering the Private Library, Heidi Hutchins Stokes, December 2008 (This is a Masters' thesis covering the history of English Country House Libraries.)

Home libraries: Paneling, bookshelves, soft lighting turn den into refuge By Mary Beth Breckinridge
South Bend Tribune, November 6, 2008

Why Libraries Are Back in Style By June Fltcher The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2008

The Book Collection That Devoured My Life By Luc Sante
The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2008

Interiors: Rooms that lose none of their shelf life The Telegraph, April 15, 2008

A Book Look By David A. Keeps, The Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2008

Novel spaces: Literary collections speak volumes By Beth Anne Piehl
HomeLife Magazine, January/February 2008

C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success By Harriet Rubin The New York Times, July 21, 2007

Reading Rooms By Toni Schlesinger March 4, 2007

Beyond the Bookshelf December 20, 2006