In her post Backwards books: the maddest interior trend of 2018, Alice Jones of iNews is a self-described “bearer of bad news” – at least for those of us who are still shelving our books “the normal, readable, way.”
Ms. Jones informs us that according to the website Flavorwire we are all so “miserably 2017”. Evidently, one of the latest trends in interior design is “backwards books” or shelving your collection with “their spines against the wall for a “neutral and minimalist” look. And in case you’re skeptical, she provides a link to Pinterest where you can view “pages and pages and pages of pins dedicated to the blank, decidedly non-utilitarian, look.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.