BookShelf of the Week: Øyvind Solstad

Wednesday, as if you didn’t know already, is BookShelf of the Week day, when I spotlight a particular bookshelf (or shelves) that’s taken my fancy. After the foray into the bookcases of medieval monuments over the past couple of weeks, this week sees the return to the home, and these awesome bookcases of Norwegian Øyvind Solstad.

I love unique and quirky and these winding bookcases are certainly that. Designed and built by his good friend Adrian, this is one feature in Øyvind’s house that must be a real talking point. I love them!!

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).


  1. Love them. An interesting weekly feature too, I’ll check in regularly.

  2. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    Sandra – Glad you like the feature. I enjoy hunting for them!

  3. Tracy Bryant says:

    These are very cool, and certainly help solve the problem of shelving books of different widths next to each other. I’m smitten with envy!

  4. I’m honoured to be on your “BookShelf of the Week”, Rob. Thanks!

    Here are more pictures of the shelves, by my girlfriend Nina:

    Adrian Brookes will have his site up in a few days, with more about how he designed it and built it.

  5. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    Øyvind – Thanks for the updated photos – you’re only trying to make us all feel jealous :o)

    If it’s not too much trouble can you drop me a message when Adrian has his site up and I’ll link it. Thanks in advance!