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    I didn't know where else to put this, sorry if there's a better place.

    I was just browsing the various sites, looking for a good voluminous bookcase with glass doors and not really finding anything good except maybe this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S49831464

    Can anybody suggest a good one for me, please? I currently have just a standard open bookcase to store the majority of my miscellaneous books, and four built-in shelves for my King books. But I'd much prefer to move my King books and other first editions and collectibles into a glass door bookcase.

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    There has been some discussion about bookcases before. Do a search of messages using "bookcases".

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    Has there? I did do a search but not much came up.

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    It's here somewhere. Let me see if I can find it.

    ETA: I can't find it either. Hmm....



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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I didn't know where else to put this, sorry if there's a better place.

    I was just browsing the various sites, looking for a good voluminous bookcase with glass doors and not really finding anything good except maybe this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S49831464

    Can anybody suggest a good one for me, please? I currently have just a standard open bookcase to store the majority of my miscellaneous books, and four built-in shelves for my King books. But I'd much prefer to move my King books and other first editions and collectibles into a glass door bookcase.
    I have one of those Ikea bookcases and its pretty darn good. I cheaped out on the last bookcase I bought and got a pantry instead, which I now regret.

    The Ikea ones you linked too have a massive shelf load capacity, I forget what the figure is, but its considerably more than you'd ever put on a shelf. And with the doors it looks quite nice. The only downside is that the doors attach where the slots are for adjusting the shelves, which depending on the size of your books can be a problem. For instance, due to the height of Centipede Presss' "'Salem's Lot" it can't fit in this bookcase. (Based on my setup anyways).

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    I have been buying the Hale 300 series Barrister bookcases for many years. You can get them from a number of outlets but this one, Blue Hen, has been good for me.

    http://www.bluehen.com/bookcases-woo...s-c-26_70.html

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    Not a fan of the Barrister style myself.

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    I took an economical approach a couple of years ago. They do require assembly, but are very sturdy and seem to do the job. I paid about $100 apiece.

    I found similar ones here:

    http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb...1&type=Product

    Here's 3 of the cases in my house:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Not a fan of the Barrister style myself.
    Really?

    If not for the cost, I'd own ten!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedfulKings View Post
    I took an economical approach a couple of years ago. They do require assembly, but are very sturdy and seem to do the job. I paid about $100 apiece.

    I found similar ones here:

    http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb...1&type=Product

    Here's 3 of the cases in my house:
    Oh they have a real good price right now. I just might have to consider this...

    btw, the 'Salem Lot issue. Does anyone have a bookcase idea, with glass covering, for the oversized books? Eyes of the Dragon and Skeleton Crew also come to mind as oversized books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gguthrie View Post

    btw, the 'Salem Lot issue. Does anyone have a bookcase idea, with glass covering, for the oversized books? Eyes of the Dragon and Skeleton Crew also come to mind as oversized books.
    They are too big to be easily shelved. The S/L SKELETON CREW fits in my Hale bookcases (12" tall) but EOTD does not. I've got one shelf attached to a wall where I can shelve really tall books. But it is nearly full. After that I don't know what I will do. The trend of some publishers (Centipede for one) seems to be going to larger and larger books. I hate that trend. I guess I will just leave them in their shipping boxes and stack them in a closet.

    Of course, if the depth of the shelf is sufficient you can lay the books on their sides but that takes up too much space and I hate to do that too.

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    Look at Levenger's. They offer a number of systems with and without
    glass doors and they have barristers. You can buy as little or as much as
    you want and keep adding on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gguthrie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NeedfulKings View Post
    I took an economical approach a couple of years ago. They do require assembly, but are very sturdy and seem to do the job. I paid about $100 apiece.

    I found similar ones here:

    http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb...1&type=Product

    Here's 3 of the cases in my house:
    Oh they have a real good price right now. I just might have to consider this...

    btw, the 'Salem Lot issue. Does anyone have a bookcase idea, with glass covering, for the oversized books? Eyes of the Dragon and Skeleton Crew also come to mind as oversized books.
    Geoff, thats another reason I've trended towards bookcases with adjustable shelves AND glass doors as opposed to barrister bookcases. That way most of the time you can shelve those oversized books.

    But then, every once in a while a book like "Artists Inspired by HP Lovecraft" comes along, for which the closet is the only reasonable solution!

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    Here is where I got mine, not top end but nice and a LOT of different styles/sizes.

    http://www.homedecorators.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedfulKings View Post
    I took an economical approach a couple of years ago. They do require assembly, but are very sturdy and seem to do the job. I paid about $100 apiece.

    I found similar ones here:

    http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb...1&type=Product
    Looks like they only deliver in the northeast - w/in 25-40 mile radius of their stores in PA, NJ, NY, DE, and MD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosdetweiller View Post
    I have been buying the Hale 300 series Barrister bookcases for many years. You can get them from a number of outlets but this one, Blue Hen, has been good for me.

    http://www.bluehen.com/bookcases-woo...s-c-26_70.html
    Bob, how high do you stack these sectionals? 3 high? 4? more?

    Also, do you buy the standard height and/or depth? Or do you go with the taller and/or deeper options?

    The 300 series looks good, but I like the 800 series too.

    Especially of interest is the option for locks on each of the doors - which is a definite plus with young kids in the house. I'm not seeing the lock option on the other links in this thread.

    The downside is that the all-in cost sure adds up for this nice of a product.
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    My problem with finding a nice bookcase is that the one's I find, shipping or freight only deliver to the front door... and I live up three flights of stairs at an apartment. The delivery stops at the front door of the aparment building - not at my apartment! So, I can never find exactly what I want and get it in my place.

    I understand having to pay extra for something nice that is going to last, but there's no way I could get it up all those stairs, so literally, I can't get the bookcases I would like to.

    Right now, I just have basic bookcases that I got at Staples - they deliver to the door. Yeah, they're the simple one's that you have to assemble yourself, but they do the job.

    I am bookmarking some cool ones that oy-the-brave linked up above, because one day, I am going to have the library of my dreams...
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    Ah, when I have the library of my dreams I'm opting for all custom built bookcases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    Ah, when I have the library of my dreams I'm opting for all custom built bookcases.
    Oh, yeah, and floor to ceiling... with door. :sigh:
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    Heh, my bedroom is floor to ceiling, wall to wall built in bookcases. There are no doors though. I can reach in any direction and grab books. They are not beautiful pieces of furniture though. They are just functional, not particularly eye catching like I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    Heh, my bedroom is floor to ceiling, wall to wall built in bookcases.
    Brice. How many times have you been told off for sleeping in the Public Library?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedfulKings View Post
    I took an economical approach a couple of years ago. They do require assembly, but are very sturdy and seem to do the job. I paid about $100 apiece.

    I found similar ones here:

    http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb...1&type=Product
    Those are the kind I would get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    Heh, my bedroom is floor to ceiling, wall to wall built in bookcases.
    Brice. How many times have you been told off for sleeping in the Public Library?
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    These are cheap ones from Ikea. you assemble yourself, but the price was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by carlosdetweiller View Post
    I have been buying the Hale 300 series Barrister bookcases for many years. You can get them from a number of outlets but this one, Blue Hen, has been good for me.

    http://www.bluehen.com/bookcases-woo...s-c-26_70.html
    Bob, how high do you stack these sectionals? 3 high? 4? more?

    Also, do you buy the standard height and/or depth? Or do you go with the taller and/or deeper options?

    The 300 series looks good, but I like the 800 series too.

    Especially of interest is the option for locks on each of the doors - which is a definite plus with young kids in the house. I'm not seeing the lock option on the other links in this thread.

    The downside is that the all-in cost sure adds up for this nice of a product.
    5 high is as tall as my ceilings will allow. For the most part I hang artwork on the walls where I want it and fill in the gaps with bookcases. So I go 5 high between paintings and 2 to 3 high beneath the paintings as space allows. The stackable feature of the barrister bookcases allows for great flexibility and I can rearrange everything anytime I wish.

    I buy the biggest ones available, 12" interior height, I think.

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