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books by the foot

By 7/15/2009


did you know that you can buy hardback books by the FOOT, if you need to fill up a bookcase AND you can request books by color and style.

i had no idea.

13 comments

  1. I was JUST wondering if I could get "books by the yard" for a project I have coming up-THANK YOU!!

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  2. pffpph. I thought you had to be all literary and cool to have endless book cases...

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  3. oh my gosh, what a oddball thing so sell!

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  4. Oh my goodness!! I thought the whole point of bookshelves was to house books you have read and love enough to own! I can't imagine filling them up with meaningless books, just for looks!

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  5. the Strand does this, too -- I think it's a service they offer to set designers, etc. for movies and TV purposes.

    http://www.strandbooks.com/app/www/p/bbtfoot/

    Love the categories they offer :o)

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  6. it is rather expensive as well! there is also a place to buy antique books (circa books). To be quite honest, it kinda peeved me when my clients would ask me to provide books. Call me old fashioned, but i feel like it means something when you have read all the books on your shelves!

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  7. I had a customer looking for an old blue leather book. It didn't matter what the subject was; she needed it for a 'tablescape'.

    I've done the same with kitchen gadgets, but I lied to myself about needing them. I had to have a Delonghi espresso maker; it would save me money. I also had to have a food processor. Both look very cool in my pantry. I never use them.

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  8. I think they advertise in the New Yorker as well... One of those little ads similar to the floor mat pad, or plastic mat for your table.

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  9. This kind of depresses me. Like when someone suggested I cover all my books in white paper. I like to have books that I like (although I have chosen a couple of vintage books for their titles).

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