old bathtub claw-foot used for a bookend
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Give Bookshelves the Once-Over

How to do it: Group hardcovers and paperbacks separately and sort them by size for a tidier look. Use heavy decorative items, such as a stone bowl or vintage cast-iron tub claw-foot, as bookends.

Estimated cost: Salvaged tub foot; about $20; The Old House Parts Company
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