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© Joana A.
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UploadedDecember 8, 2008
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House of Books

-Joana A.

77 responses

  • highsmith

    highsmith gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    this is insane. is it really a room like this ?

  • Joana A.

    Joana A. said (7 Dec 2008):

    yes it is. books on top of books are stapled to the wall! there are also books stacked and stapled to the side.

  • Mig

    Mig said (7 Dec 2008):

    Ho-ly Shit! Amazing

  • Jason Hudson

    Jason Hudson said (8 Dec 2008):

    Does one ever fall and hit you in the head? Nice picture.

  • Hannah Hess

    Hannah Hess gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Man, I would kill for a room like this.

  • Christine Holtz

    Christine Holtz (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    great shot, my vote

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    That is my dream room... love it!

  • Justin McCormick

    Justin McCormick gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    This is an amazing photo!

  • Daniel Stancin

    Daniel Stancin gave props (10 Dec 2008):


  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (11 Dec 2008):


  • Belinda Berglof

    Belinda Berglof gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    can we have a slumber party haha. i love it!

  • Aj Coley

    Aj Coley (Deleted) said (11 Dec 2008):

    There is nothing better than showing amazing art in photographs.
    Props, props props!
    Great job, I love it.

  • Elizabeth Sarah Hurowitz

    Elizabeth Sarah Hurowitz said (11 Dec 2008):

    absolutely incredible!

  • Deborah Ziegler

    Deborah Ziegler gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Incredible!!!. . . i love books. . you get my vote!!

  • Seth Winner

    Seth Winner said (11 Dec 2008):

    Have Traveled far from myself within books, In Love with My 8" Thick Webster Dictionary, Where I'm Literally Lead around by Inquistive Thirst of one word leading to another and another then another, Oh Such Beauty Atained Solely From Verbal Imagery Our Mind's Eye.
    A Quote For Books: “Writing will be your companion through the darkest and brightest days of your life — if that is what you want. It exposes pain and guilt and the greatest joy. It is your own assessment of who you are. You should write as much as you can and as much as you want to. It will be something to turn to.” ~ Sharda Tarachandra.

  • Michelle Jamess

    Michelle Jamess said (11 Dec 2008):

    Question did you read all of those books?

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Wow super shot and entry!

  • Edson Ruiz

    Edson Ruiz gave props (11 Dec 2008):


  • Edson Ruiz

    Edson Ruiz gave props (11 Dec 2008):


  • Barry Broussard Jr.

    Barry Broussard Jr. said (12 Dec 2008):

    This is tooooo cool! Is this really your home? .. and what did you use to get the books to stay attached to the wall? Bravo!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    What a crazy shot!

  • Coreesi

    Coreesi gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Very nice and creative shot!!

  • Lill-Veronica Skoglund

    Lill-Veronica Skoglund (Deleted) said (12 Dec 2008):

    Very cool. Gets my vote!

  • Myrte Voogt

    Myrte Voogt said (13 Dec 2008):

    how amazing

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane gave props (13 Dec 2008):


  • Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    WOW! Great photo. Saw this in the Flickr group thread. Fav and Yeah!

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (13 Dec 2008):


  • David Bowden

    David Bowden gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    You need to tell us where this room is. This is cool.

  • Candace Porth

    Candace Porth gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    That's something! How would you ever find a book you wanted to look at again?

  • Mariana Bello

    Mariana Bello said (14 Dec 2008):

    This is absolutely beautiful

  • Wiktor Figiel

    Wiktor Figiel (Deleted) said (14 Dec 2008):

    this is impossible...i love books. fantastic idea

  • Guinnevere Lee

    Guinnevere Lee (Deleted) gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    great shot - nicely done!

  • Lyndsay Daniels

    Lyndsay Daniels said (14 Dec 2008):

    This is wonderful. I've never seen anything like it!

  • Caitlin Heath

    Caitlin Heath gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    How much do you charge for rent, i can be there by morning! it looks like Heaven!

  • Shelly Alexander

    Shelly Alexander said (16 Dec 2008):

    Brilliant capture! Got my vote!

  • Scott Sturgeon

    Scott Sturgeon gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic! So evocative of the title.

  • halfcrackedboy

    halfcrackedboy (Deleted) said (17 Dec 2008):

    this is amazing makes me want live there.

  • David Delgado

    David Delgado (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2008):


  • Bethany Crawford

    Bethany Crawford said (17 Dec 2008):

    holy shit. this is brilliant!!

  • Philip Frazer

    Philip Frazer said (17 Dec 2008):

    awesome shot, this is just insane.

  • Katie S

    Katie S said (18 Dec 2008):

    That is the best room ever....

  • Fonda Nelson

    Fonda Nelson (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    I would love to visit this room. Very creative.

  • Cristobal Cortes Solari

    Cristobal Cortes Solari (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    very good...perfect...

  • ikrema al qudah

    ikrema al qudah said (19 Dec 2008):


  • Ryan Bagley

    Ryan Bagley said (20 Dec 2008):


  • Urahara Kisuke

    Urahara Kisuke said (21 Dec 2008):

    This has to be one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen done to books. What an absolute waste of knowledge. I don't understand how you can claim to find a home in books, and yet be willing to destroy them so. You want them displayed in the room? Buy book cases, or build them into the walls. That way they are still usable by yourself and others in your family.

  • Nicole Gesmondi

    Nicole Gesmondi gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Unique shot!

  • Badrul Dzulkifly

    Badrul Dzulkifly said (22 Dec 2008):

    it's... seriously i dont know what to say.
    but i'm definitely on awe with this pic.
    i'm speechless cos, it really is a stunning cool room..but on the other hand.. isn't it wasteful stacking and stapling the books like that?
    anyhow kudos on your effort :D

  • tom etten

    tom etten said (23 Dec 2008):

    Fear. I love books too and it's a good pic, but it's a fire hazard. I hope you don't smoke.

  • Natalia Delgado

    Natalia Delgado gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Great place. I like the llok for a cafe. I think if it was my house it would give me a headache, lol

  • Eduardo Martinez

    Eduardo Martinez said (24 Dec 2008):

    oh ****!

  • Chuck Holcomb

    Chuck Holcomb said (26 Dec 2008):

    Interesting photo, but what I'm wondering is why a bibliophile would abuse a book by driving staples through it?

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    EXCELLENT!! SO glad to see so many appreciate this unique interpretation!! Well done and good luck!

  • ~Mary Powell~

    ~Mary Powell~ said (29 Dec 2008):

    I LOVE BOOKS! Mine are not on the walls but all over the floor and stacked up in many places...I submitted my books photo to House as well! This is Awesome!

  • M M

    M M gave props (31 Dec 2008):


  • Ravan Clark

    Ravan Clark gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    i think anyone that has something negative to say about this photograph is an idiot. you've done a fantastic job and it has clearly mad a statement. art that doesnt evoke a reaction cant be considered art at all. fantastic, fantastic job.

  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    To all the people whinging and bitching about this image..............Get over it and get a life. It's Joana's home and her books also (presumably). The photograph and the idea are both brilliant. Good on you Joana....bring on more of it. Instant "fav" for me.

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit said (7 Jan 2009):

    WOW. Awesome photo! Got my VOTE!!! Looove it!
    As for all the crazy people putting this image down - Get a life.
    a) There are bigger issues in the world to complain about than a handful of books.
    b) These books could have been discarded and bought at a thrift store or thrown out by the library [books, like everything else do become obsolete - if you don’t think so then you must still believe the world is flat].
    c) They are stapled to the wall and can be removed with very little damage.
    Get over yourselves. You’re just jealous. People are free to spend their money and use their property the way they see fit.

  • Liz Malone

    Liz Malone (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2009):


  • ari weiss

    ari weiss said (11 Jan 2009):

    man this is awesome!! i love everything about it, and wish i could photograph it!

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith gave props (16 Jan 2009):

    what a memorable photo

  • Felix Ruben

    Felix Ruben said (22 Jan 2009):

    AWESOME! I think that everybody should give an "yeah" vote for that one.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (2 Feb 2009):

    My kind of room.

  • Femke Dam

    Femke Dam gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    How bizarre...but great! you got my vote!

  • Ashley McLaughlin

    Ashley McLaughlin gave props (7 Apr 2009):

    fire hazard....but this is still an awesome pic!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (11 May 2009):

    i don't remember if i commented on this... but i will comment anyway... i love this shot! (way too much)!

  • travis dyer

    travis dyer said (14 May 2009):

    this is such a wonderful shot! and sooo crazy :)

  • Galateo Pourpre

    Galateo Pourpre said (17 May 2009):


  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2009):

    Strange but quite interesting at the same time...

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2009):

    Amazing shot. voted!

  • Carolina Correa

    Carolina Correa (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    vote!!...i like this one a lot

  • JSR

    JSR gave props (8 Aug 2009):


  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    woah this is like THE most awesome thing!

  • Yashar Niazbaev

    Yashar Niazbaev gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    Great place! And you really brought the atmosphere of this place by this shot!

  • Wael AlSulaimani.

    Wael AlSulaimani. said (4 Oct 2009):

    I like this vote !

  • Jessica Brown

    Jessica Brown gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    I want to visit this place!! so beautiful

  • Max Patrick Haynes

    Max Patrick Haynes said (22 Apr 2011):

    adding to my favorites! cool!

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