Monday, January 31, 2011
Books play a big part in many of our homes - which is why I alternate between providing advice on how to dispose of those you no longer need, and providing information on how to store the keepers.
For now, let's look at those keepers - and some bookends that might help. The balloon dog bookends were designed by Imm Living and are sold by Park Life, among others. They are also the subject of a legal controversy involving Jeff Kooms, as explained in The Bay Citizen. The bookend is made of cast resin and weighd 6 pounds; it's available in perkwinkle and orange.
These stacked brick bookends come from Gluekit; they are also sold by Supermarket, where I first found them.
Those of us who grew up reading Nancy Drew books might like these Nancy Drew Silhouette Bookends.
If you want bookends with a lot of heft - and you don't mind spending a lot of money - you can get these mid-century solid steel rail track bookends. Update on June 8, 2011: The site that was selling these no longer carries them, although I found what looks to be the same thing on an auction site. But you can find other railway steel bookends at Rail Yard Studios and History Company.
And finally, take a look at these reclaimed stiletto bookends!
Nice Bookends Don't Have to Cost $685
Treat Your Books to Some Nice Bookends: The Elephant Edition
Bookends for Those Who Haven't Totally Converted to the Kindle, Nook or iPad