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Social isolation (and video chat) is bringing renewed attention to the art of the bookshelf

Washington Post: “Bookshelves are having a moment. Not long ago, their epitaph was being written. Ikea’s redesign of its Billy unit to accommodate objects other than books was cited as evidence that we had turned the page on possessing print. Now, that story has a sequel. Self-isolation has people rediscovering the value of having hardcovers at home. In addition, television networks’ shift to interviews via Skype, rather than in a studio, is revealing the bookcase backdrops of pundits, news anchors and celebrities at home. That domestic exposure sparked a social media conversation about literary decor…”  [Note – so glad that bookshelves are – back – mine never went away and there many many of them in my house.]

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