CBS Sunday Morning interviewed bookseller and curator Thatcher Wine on May 18 — who “is to a library what a tailor is to a suit, as he custom-designs book collections to suit his customers’ decorating tastes.”
Wine’s use of shelved books as interior design is said to create libraries where reading is actually discouraged.
The designer’s most ambitious creations, plus an array of “off the shelf” gifts at comparatively modest prices, are displayed on his Juniper Books site.
Here’s an example of a ready made classics set with volumes by Dostoevsky, Hugo, Dumas and Poe.
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the link.]