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Book Worm | Chedva | October 27, 2011

It took me quite a while to get over the disdain some of my friends from the literature industry felt towards design and art books (or “coffee table books” as they call them.) Having worked as a translator for a few years, I do understand where they come from, but my love for design books is deep and warm, and I cherish each book in my vast and growing collection. Many people, however, save their design book love for one specific category, like DIY or designer biography books. Is that the case with you?

Bookcases, LONNY Magazine | Photography: Patrick Kline

This week, I’ve posted a poll on our Facebook page (in Hebrew), asking Rooms and Words’ fans which design book they prefer. I was actually quite surprised with the popular answers! Here are the options:


  • I love and collect design books of any kind!
  • I prefer decorating books with a DIY orientation, which help me decorate my own place
  • Design books which are mostly visual inspire me and are great to decorate with
  • I’d love to buy more design books if they were’nt so expensive
  • With all the information and inspiration available on the web, I really don’t need design books
  • Just fiction books for me, thank you very much!

Which option would you chose? Let me know in the comments.

In other news, next week is going to be Book Week here on Rooms and Words! You can expect book reviews, interviews and more. If you’re interested in any particular subject and would like us to write about it, you can always contact us right here. And meanwhile, you can read to of our interviews with bloggers-turned-authors, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Holly Becker of decor8.

ps. If you would like to participate and post about design books this week on your own blog, shoot me an email with a  link to your post and I’ll link to it.

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