Wednesday, 2 March 2011
The latest weapon in my armoury for bookstorage is shown above: my rather lovely new Rotating Bookcase. Part of my problem if you recall, was that I had run out of wall space against which to locate bookcases (and as we rent, it is not an option for me to build any shelves up by the ceiling!). However, I did identify that we had plenty of carpet space left. Sadly, the bibliochaise which I mentioned before turned out to be well out of my price range (£4.5k?!), but I found an alternative - rotating bookcases. A quick search on ebay found that although they are normally about £400, it is possible to pick one up for considerably less. A few days later, I was the proud owner of the above for £58, including delivery by the owner to K's work.
Of course, that makes it sound a little more straightforward than it actually was. After making arrangements for the delivery, K asked "how big is it?". I had rather forgotten to take note of its dimensions and we were both slightly horrified that it was 26" square and 31" tall. We wondered whether it would fit in the car. Fortunately it did, and K managed to get it up to the flat. It then sat in the centre of our sitting room, rather overwhelming everything. As you can see, I have now managed to find room for it. Sadly, it doesn't have room to rotate and I did have to send a small bookcase out to K's storage unit, but you can't have everything!
The shelves are a substantial size and I should probably reorganise my books in due course to make use of the fact that it can accommodate bigger books (probably non fiction), but I am also happy to have found a place for my cross-stitching basket.