9 Insanely Chic Home Libraries That Made Our Jaws Drop to the Floor

When it comes to the shelfie game, there’s one move that always wins: a home library. A home library is the ultimate classic touch, adding a chic scholarly appeal to any home. These days, décor often displaces books on the shelf, but we prefer the idea of getting back to basics. After all, reading never goes out of style; in fact, it’s something successful leaders do in their downtime to stay sharp and informed. Fiction or nonfiction, sci-fi or memoir, it’s time to get literary.

So before you reach for the remote to ignite an evening of Netflix and chill, consider turning a new page. Even if you don’t have a large space, a singular bookshelf can go a long way toward building your own home library. And with so many new takes on the traditional bookshelf, there’s a chic version out there for any style of shelfie. (Plus, if you surround yourself with books, you get smarter by osmosis, right?)

Check out these nine home libraries that will inspire you to hit the books.