Must-Reads: Bibliostyle

Bibliostyle: How We Live With Books by “Surf Shack” author Nina Freudenberger; Sadie Stein; Photography by Shade Degges | Clarkson Potter

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” If what Cicero says is true, then homes designed around well-loved books are as emotional and alluring as they come.

A tribute to the lifelong pursuit of book collecting and authentic interior design, Bibliostyle, by Surf Shack author Nina Freudenberger, journalist Sadie Stein, and renowned interiors photographer Shade Degges, features remarkable libraries of authors, creatives, designers, collectors, and others whose identities are bound up in the very editions they cherish.

By traveling to thirty-five homes in fifteen cities and eight countries, the author team captured breathtaking photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books, along with the intriguing stories these compilations tell. Featuring artist and illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, former Vogue editor Irene Silvagni, bestselling Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgard, publishing power couple Gay and Nan Talese, and many more, this design book captures not just a collector’s eye but also a reader’s heart.

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