I do quite a lot of reading in (and on) bed – mostly because it’s the most comfortable place in the house to sit for a long period of time. When we redecorated our bedroom, I knew I wanted bookshelves for a bedside table, and we found some really nice oak bookcases in St Albans which were just the right size.
I use mine to keep my to-read books: once read, they get stuffed into another bookcase on the landing, or else put in a crate to keep them out of the way (we’re slowly doing up the house, and most of my books have been in storage for some time).
Here’s the top of the bookcase: there’s actually a few books on the top which I’ve read but mean to review, or am in the middle of reading.
Most of the bookmarks are from Hatchards (a lovely bookshop on Piccadilly which I can rarely enter and not emerge without having bought something). You can even see a bit of the patchwork quilt my mother made!
Then there are the shelves below, which I’m trying to keep clear of letters and charger cables and so on.
Do you have a ‘to be read’ pile? If so, where do you store the books which comprise it?