How to Build Your Own Reading Nook

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A modern book nookA really great bookshelf makes me swoon. Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something about shelves filled with well-loved books, encyclopedias and old knick knacks that just screams “home.” Pair a stocked bookshelf with a cozy reading nook, and I might not ever leave the house again.

Steve Maxwell’s Build This Book Nook & Window Seat will teach you, step by step, how to create your own swoon-worthy reading nook. Got a bare window and some books that are itching to be read? Then this project is for you. Maxwell even has some great ideas for building on the cheap with reclaimed kitchen cabinets.

So find yourself a book, a blanket and a hot cup of tea. This is the stuff cozy rainy days are made of.

Lots of nook reading means lots of paper pages from lots of trees. Unless you’ve already upgraded to an iPad, your book nook may be more of a tree graveyard than a romantic rainy-day perch. Get involved with Eco-Libris online to offset your portion of the 30 million trees cut down annually to make books. Eco-Libris will plant a tree for each book you read for a dollar a piece.

Read more about Eco-Libris in Plant Trees by Reading Books.