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Do You Have 'Bookshelf Wealth'?

Do You Have 'Bookshelf Wealth'?

Breanna Newton, a legal coordinator in Princeton, N.J., who regularly posts about books on TikTok, was one of those who responded to Ms. Blalock’s video. “I'm going to show you bookshelf wealth,” says Ms. Newton, 33. a video His own. “Ready?”

She then gives the audience a brief tour of her home, showing books everywhere – on the shelves, in piles here and there, and scattered on the bed. Absent is the feeling that the rooms have been staged, or that the books were purchased with the idea of ​​how they would look on Instagram.

In an interview, Ms. Newton said she worried that trends like bookshelf property encourage overconsumption. She further said, this year she is trying not to buy any new books.

Another critic of this trend, Keila Tirado-Leist, said in a reaction video: “Who benefits from constantly naming and qualifying and attaching money to any kind of style or home-decorating aesthetic?”

Ms. Tirado-Leist, a lifestyle content creator in Madison, Wisconsin, compared bookshelf wealth to the “quiet luxury” and “stealth wealth” styles that have recently taken off on social media.

Still, she understood that what drives this type of home-decorating trend is the desire to create a home that feels like home. In another video he described the idea layering – That is, acquiring pieces gradually and building them into finished pieces, rather than trying to buy a lot of things at once in an effort to chase a trend.

“Styling a home takes time,” Ms. Tirado-Leist said.

another tiktok the user To put it more clearly, in response to Ms. Blalock's video: “Bookshelf wealth does not mean you own books. It means you have it built-in.”



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