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    35 Things To Do With All Those Books

    Let's talk bookshelves. Both practically and impractically.

    1. Keep them in your fireplace.

    2. Make your own Little Free Library.

    3. Rethink your skateboard.

    4. Put them in a birdcage.

    5. Build shelves as high as they will go.

    6. Higher.

    7. Highest.

    8. Convert your bedroom door into bookshelves.

    9. Turn your pantry into a bookshelf.

    10. Staircases make great places for bookshelves.

    11. Stack them on your stairs.

    12. Turn them into stairs.

    13. Build a portal.

    14. Make an arch or doorway.

    15. Replace your closet with books.

    Put a nook in there.

    16. Make good use of your corners.

    17. Build a book cave.

    18. Or a book igloo.

    19. Or a book shed.

    20. Or a book throne.

    21. Keep the sunlight out with impromptu book window shades.

    22. Make a kitchen island out of them.

    23. Strap them to the back of any inanimate object.

    24. Suspend them from the ceiling for the most epic mobile ever.

    25. Recreate a still life.

    26. Sleep on them.

    27. Sleep beside them.

    28. Block the door with them for the utmost in home security.

    29. Stack 'em in the corner.

    30. Against a wall.

    31. Underneath a table.

    32. On top of a table.

    33. Stack them anywhere.

    34. Let them hold your tea mug.

    35. Stack them tall and proud.

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