Let’s take a shelfie! Publisher inspires hundreds of readers who are stuck at home due to coronavirus to share photos of their VERY enviable book collections – from colour-coordinated stacks to pristine piles
- Publisher HQ Stories asked their Twitter followers to share snaps of their shelves
- Hundreds replied sharing envy-enducing book piles and organised tome stacks
- #ShowUsYourShelves trended around the world as users posted book interiors
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With people across the country being urged to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, thousands are looking to cheer each other up online – and work on some home improvements at the same time.
And book lovers are no exception, with hundreds taking to Twitter to share their enviable book collections, featuring colour-coordinated tomes and alphabetically organised arrangements.
The trend was started by publisher HQ Stories, who asked their followers to share snaps of their shelves.
They wrote: ‘Calling all book lovers! We know lots of people are staying home right now, so join us in brightening up Twitter the best way we know how… with books! From your messy TBR piles to organised bookcases, we’d love you to #ShowUsYourShelves! Bonus points for plants…’.
Bibliophiles soon got on board, causing #ShowUsYourShelves to trend across the world. Here, Femail shares some of the very best ‘shelfies’.
The trend was started by publisher HQ Stories who asked their followers to share snaps of their shelves. They wrote: ‘CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS! We know lots of people are staying home right now, so join us in brightening up Twitter the best way we know how… with books! From your messy TBR piles to organised bookcases, we’d love you to #ShowUsYourShelves ! Bonus points for plants…’
But first, let me take a shelfie! One book lover shared this snap of her colour-coordinated book shelves complete with a ladder to reach the higher up tomes
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Rainbow books! Abigail Fenton posted this shot of her enviable shelves which were sublimely colour-coordinated
Another Twitter user shared a snap of this stunning reading nook showing a comfy floral sofa amid the shelves
The at-home library also had a cool zebra skin rug, circular shelves and a statement floral wall
Another user shared her grandiose dark blue shelves complete with a vibrant yellow trim
Kate Fox, who works with HQ Stories, which started the trend, shared an image of her cosy reading nook at home
Steven Burkeman shared an image of his sky high shelves set against a bright yellow wall
English Heritage shared this stunning image of their book shelves at Brodsworth Hall in Doncaster
Ginny Mills posted this shot of her colour-coordinated books showing a delightful hue of colours
TV presenter Ben Fogle also joined in on the trend, showing off his very tall shelves filled with books
Erica James shared snaps of her workplace’s study and library, complete with a stunning sofa amid the shelves
The Forster-Smiths joked they should get extra points for having a whippet in their shot as they posted a picture of their abundant book collection
The wall in our hall versus beginner shelves! While some users shared very full stacks (left) others were newly assembled (right)
Dark fantasy! Morgan Ashley shared an image of her black shelves filled with stacks of fantasy books with spines decked out in very ornate colours – and a moggy perched on top
Organised chaos! Another user shared snaps of their cluttered cupboards complete with an adorable canine pal
Josie Lloyd said she may need to re-organise her shelves after posting a messy study picture
Lisa Milton added a snap of her immaculately colour-coordinated shelves with three plants for extra points
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