As we move forward into a world with less books there is a growing trend to combine bookcases with other functions and create hybrid objects, to keep bookshelves relevant. I have been leaning towards the same idea, although I would like to find a way to re-imply the importance of the book. I feel that there is a way to keep the bookcase relevant without changing its meaning, that there may be a way to design a shelve that reminds us how much we rely on the written word.

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