Nov 2 2011 8:09am

Bespoke Library! Because It’s So Hard to Make Your Own!

In reviewing what Neiman Marcus offers through its Christmas book, it’s hard not to think they’re just pulling our collective legs. In this year’s edition—the 85th—the luxury retailer is offering a “bespoke library.”

Yes. A library you don’t even have to shop for! (What’s the fun in that?).

For $125,000 dollars, the Assouline publishing house (which publishes what appear to be super-fancy coffee table books) will design a library for you, from the carpeting, “objets d’art,” prints, and 250 Assouline books from both current and vintage volumes in the genre of your choice.

But act fast; only one of these bespoke libraries is available.

So, tell us: What kind of library damage could you do with $125K?

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Saundra Peck
1. sk1336
Ohhh, how I have always dreamed of a library. But mine would involve spending most of the $125,000 on the floor to ceiling shelving, shelves over doors and windows, with the classic ladder that rolls around for the high shelves. Then I would invest in comfy furniture and good lighting. That would mean the books I have, and and the ones I am keeping for my daughter would start the library, and I could spend the rest of my life filling the shelves with books of all ages and genres!!!! I would even let my hubby put in his military history books... a true library, ahhh. Every true reader's dream.
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
@sk1336: I dream of having floor-to-ceiling shelves, with those ladders, too. Oh, that would be amazing!
Marian DeVol
3. ladyengineer
@sk1336: Oh, to have enough shelves!! Maybe, floor-to-ceiling shelves would do it?! I ALWAYS have way more books than shelf space. ;->
Shelly Peyton
4. NikonBabe
Ohhh Id love to have floor to ceiling shelves with ladders, lots of art work, a huge fire place, and a very cozy EZ-chair!
Rakisha Kearns-White
5. BrooklynShoeBabe
What kind of library damage could you do with $125K?

I would hire 2- full time librarians and 1 part-time librarian at the severely understaffed public library where I work. *drinking haterade*

My dream library would have three walls painted in a nice warmish gold and orange colors. The fourth wall would include a sliding door that lead out onto a deck with an outdoor fireplace and two cushy wicker loungers. One of the walls on the inside would have a book shelf from floor to ceiling with a ladder on wheels on it.

The second wall would have book shelves from the middle of the wall to the floor with flip down work stations for writing, my netbook, and for my daughters to do their homework. Above the shelves would be lots of framed pictures of my World War 2 Homefront War Effort Posters and collection of Playbill covers. Against the finall wall would be three cushy chairs with mataching ottomans and baskets beside them to store magazine and random paper back books. Above each chair would be an individual overhead lamp.

In the center of the floor, would be a coffee table surrounded by little seat cushions.
Carmen Pinzon
6. bungluna
The publisher can keep it's coffee table books; I just want the shelves, the carpet, the comfy chairs and the good lighting, plus maybe a dehumidifyer. I already have enough books to fill it up; better make that rolling double floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, with ladders!
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