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Rolling Ladders

May 18th, 2012 · 7 Comments


A few years ago I won a contest online for having the best library out of all the contestants and I didn’t even need a rolling ladder at the time.  Now I have the library I’ve always dreamed of having and with our 9 foot ceilings, I can definitely use a rolling ladder, but for some reason, I no longer want one.  (The ladder –  not the library!)  Who would have thought it?  I mean I’ve been dreaming of it ever since I was a kid and saw Audrey Hepburn standing on one in the Greenwich Village bookstore in Funny Face!

Now the ladder just seems to distract from the beauty of the books, so I decided to keep the ladder behind closed doors in the computer room and use it only when I really need it.  My library, needless to say, is my favorite room in our apartment.  I love to sit in the big easy chair and read with the sun  coming in through the windows.  The only thing missing is a fireplace to add to the perfect ambiance and since it’s still cold in Paris, we’d be lighting a fire right now if we had one!


Maya Muses:  Patrick wanted to put in a flat screen tv on one of the shelves, but I told him, “Unh uh, only books in our library!  Now all I need is to go shopping for more because I’ve read almost every book that I have and lucky me – I still have room to add another shelf before reaching the ceiling!


A photo of Audrey Hepburn and Katarina in my bathroom – I love them!

Photo Credits:  Personal Photos and Google Images

Tags: Books and Reviews · Is Anyone Listening?

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pam // May 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Love Audrey Hepburn and your library. After seeing your photos, I have to gather my books from all over the house and try to make them as neat as yours.

  • 2 Lynn // May 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Funny how so many people love A.H. Oh yeah, book shelves are the secret!

  • 3 Patrick // May 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I love your ( heu!! our…) library too. :<)

  • 4 Lynn // May 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Okay, mine if you prefer!!!

  • 5 Mimmi // May 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I really like your shelves are the sit in a library like that is wonderful..
    I I have had books around me all my life..and lots of book shelves..packed with books..

  • 6 Harriet // May 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I’m a huge fan of books, so I just love the photos of your library! Enjoy!

  • 7 Lynn // May 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Mia, running a book store, I know you’ve been surrounded by books all your life like me.

    Harriet, we do love our books, don’t we?! It’s a pleasure to sometimes just sit here and look at the them!

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