You can do both according to this post in the “Clever” section of the Architectural Digest website.
And to help you in this quest, AD writer Sydney Wasserman provides 12 Clever-Approved Bookshelves that won’t blow your budget. According to Mr. Wasserman “some styles are tried-and-true (Billy bookcase forever!), and some are design pieces in their own right.”
Of course, there are numerous photos to help you choose which bookshelf most strikes your fancy.
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.