Monday, May 12, 2008

No Books in the House? Heresy!

New York Magazine features a modernist New York apartment in its latest issue. The owners have 11 TVs all over the apartment, but not a single book. The designer is quoted:
“I remember asking them, ‘Don’t you want a bookcase somewhere?’ And they said, ‘We don’t need to have books out. We know that we know how to read.’ ”

Personally, my bookcases are less of a trophy case than a stockpile. I love certain books so much that I can't bear the thought of one day not being able to reread them without forking over the price of a new TV to a used bookseller on Amazon.

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