Suppose you want to have a full-blown library at home, as in many novels and films. How would you go about it? You might want to hire the services of professionals like Heywood Hill of London. Owned by the Duke of Devonshire, it has become a leading purveyor of bespoke (that is, customised) libraries and is the object of a recent piece by The Economist.
'The first major commission, in 2013, was a collection of books on 20th-century Modernist art and design for a chalet in Switzerland. The 3,000-volume library took four months to put together and three days to install at a cost of just under £500,000 ($788,000).'Click here to read more.
Another option is bookseller and curator Thatcher Wine from Boulder, Colorado. CBS ran this segment about his work last summer.
Finally, a bonus: watch this nice video about libraries that someone took the trouble to put together.