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Cool Idea: Books by the Foot

I am on a never-ending quest to expand my home library, and fortunately my home is small enough that I'm not plagued with any bare bookcases giving guests the illusion that I'm illiterate. But, if I did live in a sprawling space with lots of storage, why not fill those built-ins with books? Enter Wonder Book, which sells books by the foot. Prices for "like new" hardback books begin at $6.99 per foot. Depending on what look you're trying to achieve, or what you're interested in, you can choose from modern cloth hardbacks, vintage club books, oversized coffee-table books, vintage kids books, sets, books by subject, books by color, and more. I love the look of the Vintage Club Books ($49.99). I would prefer a collection of books I've bought one by one myself, so that they're not only decorative functional, and so the collection tells a story. But you never know, maybe you'll find a gem around foot 2.

SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
If you look at the website, its really aimed at interior designers, and is probably very helpful for staging homes for sale, showing off interior designs in photos, etc. If you look at furnishing catalogues, they all have cool looking books, but its not someones home, so it makes sense not to have personal books. While i understand all the bashing above about people doing this for their own home, I think people are missing the point of the company.
Betty-M Betty-M 8 years
Only a uneducated moron would buy books just for show! I can't think of a worse idea.
wmoonw wmoonw 8 years
Books say a lot about you, so it would be a bit silly to have them chosen at random.
mslewis mslewis 8 years
I would never buy books "by the foot." It's so silly. If you want to fill up bookcases, go to the used book sales that most public libraries have early in the summer (or sometimes twice a year). That way you can get books that you might actually read one day!!! I used to keep all my books but when I moved to a very small apartment, I gave away six boxes of books to the public library. Believe me it was painful but the library made some money by reselling them and I had room to walk around in my apartment!!! (I do miss the cookbooks though, and some of the coffee table books.)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I'm the same way, wednesday! Although, to be fair, I do re-read a lot of my books, so I'm glad they're not all just sitting around.
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
My hubby and I have five bookcases in various rooms and still have a closet full of books. I can't bear to get rid of a book unless it's falling apart.
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