No, not a bookie as in taking bets, but a person who absolutely adores books! My honey and i had our our first home that I designed, custom built when we were just 19 years old. It had a built-in, floor to ceiling bookcases in the living room. In our Atlanta home, we had them in the Morning Room and in our Master Bedroom. THAT was luxury! In fact, we've had them in every home ever since, except our current *lake home* because we ran out of steam. Here are some wonderful examples. Anyone else smitten with them? Photos: all are pretty traditional except the last one...a new, contemporary design that makes it easier to read the titles.