Next month IKEA will introduce a new, deeper version of its ubiquitous “BILLY” bookcase. The flat-pack furniture giant is already promoting glass doors for its bookshelves. The firm reckons customers will increasingly use them for ornaments, tchotchkes and the odd coffee-table tome—anything, that is, except books that are actually read.
In my experience though, the BILLY bookcase is a bit flimsy to begin with, as with most IKEA furniturea.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen built-in bookshelves in like, FOREVER. This is why I’ve been such an enthusiastic consumer of e-books as it means that I’ll never have to buy another flimsy bookshelf from IKEA. The less I have to pack when it’s time to move the better.
Flavorwire analyzes James Franco’s bookshelf from pics the actor himself tweeted.
Hullo, my future home.
Not until you have to pack up for a move, that is.