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Things we need to know

If you can provide the overall dimensions (in mm or inches) of the area you would like covered in paperback books (A plan or sketch is very helpful), we will then advise on a suitable arrangement of rows to fit the space and will give you a quotation.

The Look

We use real paperback book spines and therefore this determines the height of each row of books.  Most paperbacks are 8” ( 200mm) tall. We can put single spines along the top of  a row of paperback books to make it look as if a book has been ‘tucked in’ along the top of a row. 


This allows for some variation in height to around 9” (230mm ) or an absolute maximum of 10” (250mm) .  We need to know if the false shelves are already in place ( more.. FAQs false shelves) and, if so, the height between them.  We recommend graduating the height of each row of faux books to add variety and interest.  (more.. FAQs  height of paperback books) We will stick individual paperback book spines onto thin MDF and send you the MDF boards with spines attached cut to the exact width you require, one board for each row of books. 


You will need to allow 35mm thickness (this includes our thin MDF backing board) for paperbacks. As they were once ‘real books' the spines cannot be cut off too thinly.

Do you have a door to think about?


Away from you


Towards you

You could use the frame or surround to look like a bookcase frame (more...FAQ Surrounds)



< Away from you - a standard door architrave acts as the bookcase frame



> Towards you - the frame can be built up around the door / faux books so that the thickness of the books ( 35mm ) falls within it.


Do You Need to Think About Handles, Doors & Closures?


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Case Study...4 Steps to Success



"Just a quick note to let you know that the 'original books' have been installed and we are delighted with the effect.

I have attached a few pictures of the installation which clearly shows the transformation of the door.

Most visitors are very impressed with the professional finish and cannot believe that it is a fully functional door. The addition of the bespoke titles has just added to the overall effect and it has created a talking point in the entrance hall."

Andrew & Nicky of Suffolk



Then contact us on; 01285 641664, email us, or use our contact form.


Still more questions – do not hesitate to contact us, we really do want to help you get your project under way and have lots of experience in working things out.


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