A Bibliophile’s Dream Tree

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Is there anything better than a bookish Christmas tree? We think not! You can build a book Christmas tree of your very own with this handy-dandy how-to video! And even if it’s not Christmastime, this is still a handy and fun way to store your books for all to see—evergreen trees are around all year long, so why shouldn’t your book tree be too?

Happily, if you’re a bibliophile like we are, you can probably make this entire tree with just things you have around the house! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • LOTS of books of all sizes
  • A small table (or another stack of books) to put in the center of the tree
  • A star or some other topper that can sit on a flat surface
  • Lights, garlands, tinsel, or whatever else you’d like to decorate it with!

We suggest putting your tallest books on the bottom and the smallest on the top. But this is YOUR tree, so get creative with it! Comment below to tell us about your book tree tips or leave us a photo!

P.S. Plain book trees are beautiful too, so if you don’t want to decorate with lights and garlands, try stacking your books by color for a gorgeous rainbow ombre effect. Or stack them with the bindings facing in and the pages facing out for a more uniform look.

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