2011 is my year of ‘the book’. It all began in January when I started my ‘dream job’ with a well-known publishing company. As you will all know, the publishing industry is facing a great deal of change and challenge right now as it tries to work its way through the labryinth of traditional publishing and what is ‘to be’ with the rise of eBooks and digital devices, whilst dealing with large blows like the recent REDgroup/Borders collapse. My new role is placed squarely in the middle of this landscape and I am focussed on how I can on help this business transform what it does today into something sustainable for the future.
Like many people, books have been an integral part of my life and a few of them are part of my most treasured objects. Our home is filled with books and this is my favourite bookshelf in our Sydney apartment – it always makes me feel happy to see it when I come home.
I also love checking out other peoples bookshelves to see what books they have and its fun to try and work out what it says about them. Books on shelves can also make a statement in a room and I found this great pic of Karl Lagerfeld’s library on the New York Observer…
Wouldn’t you just love to spend an afternoon or 2 in that library checking out what Karl has on his shelves (not to mention sitting on the 10 seater sofa)? Whilst many may say the book is dead and the eBook is the future – I can’t imagine my future without these literary treasures of stories, adventures, information, beauty and life sitting on my shelves….AND if you need ideas for how to stock your shelves – look no further than this little video for inspiration… enjoy!