Whether it’s whimsical bookmarks or superhero bookends, there are dozens of creative reading accessories to add to your library. One of the best decorative pieces to spruce up your shelf space is a book nook. This type of three-dimensional space-filler often resemble a dollhouse or diorama and transforms the gap between two books into a portal to an imaginary world. Benjamin and Pamela George of Hemisphere Design create fantastical DIY book nook kits that fans can assemble on their own shelves.
These intricate inserts are inspired by the imaginary places described in famous novels and their live-action adaptations. In the Sherlock Holmes book nook kit, you can build a model of the British detective’s doorstep at 221B Baker Street. The display is framed by London-style buildings with windows and brick detailing, and nestled inside are cutouts of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson standing before a chalk outline. Hemisphere Design’s Les Miserables DIY kit features Parisian architecture and a cobblestone street. At the back of the book nook is a cutout of the barricade made from stacks of furniture, where a silhouette of Enjoras stands with a red flag in hand.
Each of these kits includes all of the necessary materials as well as instructions to help you build the insert. Some of them even feature a light option, which illuminates the windows and backgrounds of the three-dimensional sculpture for an atmospheric effect. Start building your own book nook to add a magical touch to your shelf space.
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Hemisphere Design creates DIY book nook kits based on famous novels and their live-action adaptations.
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