There was a time when the home library was a must for any respectable home. People today do not read as much and prefer to sit in front of the TV. Books usually end up in the home office or get a bit of space on the shelf of the entertainment center in the living room.
But, for the true bibliophiles, a home library is not only a place to showcase their book collection but the sanctuary where they come to read, to relax and to withdraw from the daily challenges. Furniture for home library needs to reflect the atmosphere of culture, history, and sophistication.
Beautiful solid wood cherry or hickory bookcases would make any library resemble an old university reading room or a fancy exclusive club. Some people like to have a desk in their library, but most prefer a large table in the center of the room, in the true classical library tradition.
An oversized leather armchair with a footstool would ensure a comfortable evening with a book. For those occasional visitors, a nice padded chest would be just perfect.