Some books are works of art in themselves. Don’t hide these gems away; instead, show them off by displaying the front, rather than just the spine. The shelves of this gently sloped bespoke design by interior designer Jo Berryman, joberryman.
com, have a narrow lip to ensure that as much of each front cover as possible is on view.
The depth of built-in shelves should always be based on the size of the largest book to be housed so that no spines overhang the front. This will also ensure that the bookcase doesn’t take up more of the room than is necessary.” SIMON TCHERNIAK, senior furniture designer, Neville Johnson, nevillejohnson.co.uk.