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These Rooms Put the Allure of Books Front and Center

For some people, Sundays are spent organizing bookshelves by Dewey decimal and author (though, please, never by color). The more extreme enthusiast, the bibliophile,may assert that books have personalities and histories all their own regardless of what lies inside them — and that they should be displayed, not hidden away. During renovation, though, books go into storage, and the bibliophile will miss them in a way you’d miss an old friend. Once back on the shelf, every volume will remind you of a time, place, person or feeling, even if the plot is a little fuzzy. And disposing of them? Well, that would be a challenge, even for those books that weren’t particularly enjoyable.