If your bookshelf is your happy place, we’re about to make you fall in love with it all over again, thanks to these book-nook inserts.
It’s true, you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you may be able to enhance some things in its vicinity if you use your sparked creativity and imagination.
Bouncing through the reddit world, I stumbled across r/booknooks, a subreddit about interesting bookshelf companions called book-nooks. From tiny Hobbit homes, Blade Runner inspired worlds, and fairy tale realms, the possibilities are endless for these wonderful inventions.
If you want to give your bookshelf a little upgrade, maybe try out a book-nook for yourself..or yourshelf.
1. A Book-nook For A Christmas Gift, Inspiration Was Blade Runner.
According to BoredPanda, “The pioneer of the book nook concept is the Japanese artist Monde. Monde introduced his creations to the Design Festa in 2018 and received overwhelming feedback. 178K likes on twitter later, Monde has become an inspiration to the aspiring arts and crafts lovers who join on r/booknooks to share their spectacular ideas.”
Imagine walking into a bookstore or library when you were a kid. You might not have been too excited about the prospect back then, but what if some of these book-nooks were there amidst the volumes? It might have helped pique interest. Or at the very least, creativity.
2. Japanese Sidewalk Entrance
3. A Very Special Hobbit Hole
Reading is fun, but it’s also a pretty important skill for young children to develop.
According to Pearson Learning, “evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.”
4. A Witch’s Home
Just by adding a few pieces of moss, some twigs, and a branch or two, you can create an entire world of your very own, like this person did:
5. Wilderness Creation On First Try
John Rampton, reading ambassador, says there are a few simple steps you can take if you want to make yourself read more.
To start off, “read books that you actually enjoy.” You know that one book you’ve been forcing yourself to try and finish? Put it away and pick up something you actually want to read.
Next, “commit to reading when traveling or before bed.” Thirdly, “partake in reading challenges” that make you slightly more competitive than your all-forgiving self. But “don’t make towering reading goals,” because reading is like climbing Everest—always start small and dream big.
6. This Person Made A Book-Nook INSIDE A Book
7. Diagon Alley Inspired
And if you don’t feel quite up to the task of making your very own book-nook, it turns out people actually make and sell them. Saving you a lot of time and effort. Just look at one of the creations we found available:
8. Just Finished And Ready To Go
Reading is important for people of all ages, not just children who are still learning. Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.
9. Fantasy Realm
Just like any other muscle in the body, the brain requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy, so the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly apt when it comes to your mind. In this case, reading can be more helpful than you might know.