In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
A new Hong Kong friend, Hi Amy- credit to you!, and I were chatting about what’s been going on in the school library recently (projects such as weeding, book purchasing, etc) and we’d talked also about how I began blogging initially with this Styling Librarian blog including reflections on Style, hiring a stylist, and adapting my perspective with those aspects as well as just books being the perfect accessory and suddenly, she said to me: “Debbie, you are a book stylist! You could advertise with something like, let me restyle your book collection for home or libraries…”
Wow, what an insight this was. I loved it. I am inspired. Is this a new business? I certainly love digging through other people’s books. I certainly love spending money on books and searching for the perfect books for my students and staff and community members. What a fun idea. I suppose presently I am restyling my new library. I’m weeding one library section after another, putting together book orders based on requests and areas that need boosting, and I’m reshaping the library book collection to be what I know is appealing to students… – There are terrific student readers here, I love seeing the variety of titles they pick up. My favorite is when they pick up books I’ve recommended or books by my author friends from Oregon and the US.
If I had thought about this 9 months ago and had Amy in my life then, I could have had The Book Stylist be my “thing” vs. The Styling Librarian (which I still love and appreciate). In any case, thought I’d share this reflection since it has been a long time since I mentioned style. First off though– here’s a few notes on library areas:
Newly weeded books:
Newly organized picture book area (haven’t weeded yet though!)
Here’s a few library tour movies:
Now—In terms of style, I’ll share a few things really quick:
Vintage Clothing Ideas:
Blog from someone who has explored already (no need to start from scratch!)
Salvation Army Stores: