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Some book shelf solutions

Ah, the joys of Crib Candy - so many pretty things appear in my feed reader!

Of course, as a library geek, I keep a note of the nicest shelving solutions...hey, you never know when my employers might go mad and demand a redesign of the Library using only eco-friendly materials, or one entirely suspended from the ceiling, right?!?!

So, here's some of the most interesting book shelves that I've seen recently.

Diagonal Bookshelves

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Slat shelf

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Rotating Bookshelf

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Rotating Shelving System

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Double Access shelf

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Leaf Shelf (with perhaps a OTT claim - "Available in all leaves of the known universe."

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Leaves Bookshelves

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Bamboo Bookshelves

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Think that's enough for now...more to follow!

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