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Books Start Conversation, Stay Dust-Free

WSJ – “Any book lover knows that it can be easy to have your collection overwhelm your décor. Just ask Nancy Bass Wyden, co-owner of the Strand Bookstore in New York City, who has a personal collection that numbers more than 2,000.

In her Manhattan home, Ms. Wyden allows herself to display 500 books, which include antique leather-bound books from the 1800s and works of contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Ms. Wyden houses the books in a dark-wood, built-in structure with adjustable shelving, which allows her to change up the display. Generally, larger coffee-table and art books go on the lower shelves so they’re accessible to guests. Antique books go on the highest shelves, because she doesn’t want them to get manhandled. “

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