“Yet the home library is on the rise, having become something of a cerebral status symbol. Affluent homeowners are buying quality books in quantity to amass collections for private personal libraries. These rooms are as much aesthetic set pieces and public displays of intelligence as they are quiet spaces to reflect and retreat.”

– First hip menswear stores starting using books for decorations, now the Wall Street Journal “uncovers” rich people doing the same thing. (Although we doubt any of this is actually new news.)

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