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Reflections of a working writer and reader




Designer Sallie Trout built her shelves in an inaccessible stairwell which she reaches by a bosun’s chair. The chair is fastened to a chain hoist hanging from the ceiling.

Thanks to Bookride, the rare book guide.

9 Responses to “Bookshelves”

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  2. Rob Crompton says:

    Love it! I want one of them.

  3. Ruth says:

    Great use of space! I don’t understand though how she gets up and down on the chain?

  4. Sarah Bernheim says:

    Wow! this is really nice. I like this style of placing bookshelves and also the hanging chair. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I will certainly try this in my home. The girl sitting in the hanging chair looks very comfortable while reading. I like also to try as I do have too many books. I am having problems in organizing them in a small room.

  5. michvermont says:

    this is really interesting and I would definitely recommend this post. I find it funny and at the same time entertaining. It can easily be a new way to exercise yourself lolz. thanks for posting this one John.

  6. Kristine Kim says:

    That is really cool. I love the fact that it is mobile and accessible at the same time. Where can I get one?

  7. Jenny says:

    Interesting concept …. wonder if there is a weight restriction on the bosun chair and chain ….

  8. Nicki Ray says:

    I have seen one of these before at a job site in cali, so I had one built for my wife!

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