The following photo was sent to me by my friend, Alta Brandon, one of our Arkansas readers. I don’t know how to credit the photo, but I wanted to share someone else’s great idea for a way to use your vintage books.
Obviously, if you are going to go with a more modern look by using the metal brackets, you might want to use a more modern looking book. For these to work in my house, I would have to use wooden brackets or even the metal with a vintage covering (probably fabric) topped by some VERY old books.
Great DIY idea though, and I actually have some really great books that would work perfectly!