secret door bookshelf

geek and sundry offices: seem to be pretty big, wide open spaces, minimal decoration, white walls

roosterteeth offices: warehouse with smaller rooms inside, smaller rooms are decorated but larger ones are quite plain

game grumps offices: a fucking fantasy land of every childs dream. portal themed toilet, backlit hallway filled with amibos and skylanders, arcade machines in every second room,a literal secret bookshelf door

Just a few of the books I’ve read and plan on reading in the near future. Also some great reccomendations! -dp

BOOKS ABOVE: (from left to right, top to bottom)
The Name of This Book is Secret - Pseudonmyous Bosch
This is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
It’s Not Summer Without You - Jenny Han
We’ll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han
The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart
The Prisoners Dilemma - Trenton Lee Stewart
The Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart
Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums - Trenton Lee Stewart
Paper Towns - John Green
All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
The Beginning of Everything - Robyn Schneider
A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray
Girl Online - Zoe Sugg
Crossed - Ally Condie
Glass Sword - Victoria Aveyard
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight - Cassandra Clare
The Heir - Kiera Cass
Theodosia and the Serpent of Chaos - Robin LaFevers
Son - Lois Lowry
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs
The Castle in the Pyrenes - Jostein Gaarder
The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken
The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
Legend - Marie Lu
Endgame: The Calling - James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton


When is a bookshelf not a bookshelf?

When it’s actually a door!

Through my internship at the Museum of Edinburgh, I have been put in charge of cataloging and lightly cleaning the books in the library of Lauriston Castle! Most of the books are indeed real, with the exception of the middle three shelves on the hidden door. I have the absolute pleasure of working behind this door and down those stairs!

The majority of the collection is unfortunately not original to Lauriston Castle- it was transferred to the National Library of Scotland in the 1950s, and books were bought “by the yard” to fill in the gaps. However, some originals do remain, and it’s been fun to pick them out from the others!

I’m sure you’ll see more from me on this library in the future!

Wheelchair accessible home design: I’m hoping to hide the elevator behind a bookshelf door if I ever come into money and build/remodel a large old home (I’m dreaming). That way it’ll look like I have a regular house with gorgeous staircases but my elevator will involve trap doors and James Bond computer chips scanned into the security system. So, like, you’d have to swipe your wrist at the scanner thing to open the secret bookshelf door and get into my elevator. Not that I’ve thought about this in great detail or anything.