Electronic books or ebooks are becoming very popular now because they are cheap and you can easily carry thousands of books with you in your mobile or tablet which will never be possible with real books. But for a bookworm, the appeal of a paper book is undeniable; there is no substitute to the new book smell or the experience of turning pages. But once you build up a collection, you will need a proper place to keep your books so that they stay in good condition for a long time. And the truth is books are not meant to be stacked atop one another on a table or meant to be stashed in a cardboard they are supposed to be kept in neat rows on a bookshelf.
Think about the material you want to buy
If you have more than 50 books in your collection, you definitely need a bookshelf. You can easily buy one from Hay furniture but first you have to decide what material you want it to be made of. There are various options as far as materials go; hardwood, metals, veneers, plywood etc. hardwood and metal bookcases are durable and tend to enhance your home décor but they are also quite expensive. Plywood and veneer bookcases are very cost-effective, but are likely to wear out soon. However, in the end you will have to choose something that suits the overall style of the room and is good value for money.
Adjustable shelves and doors
At Hay furniture you can buy bookcases with adjustable shelves, this allows you to customize a bit. This way you can make space for large books, and minimize space where it’s not needed. You can opt for sliding glass door, wooden doors or no doors. Open bookcases can be accessed from both sides and can be used to display artwork, however if you want to keep your books free of dust then buy a case with doors. There are advantages of both wooden and glass doors. But most people seem to prefer sliding glass doors as this allow them to highlight favored artwork and décor items.