Novels played a significant part in my youth. I was totally enamored with all the experiences that could be discovered within my bookshelves (just ask my buddy, who was able to find me sleeping in bed each night surrounded by piles of books!) . My grandmother was a librarian and also my parents are book collectors, so let us just say it might be genetic.
As an interior designer, I continue to be inspired by books, not just for their material but also because of their usability as decorative items. A well-styled bookshelf is your greatest layout element. And it is a meaningful one at that. And that is exactly what layout should be around.