Reader’s Corner: Home Decor for People Who Don’t Read

People put up many pointless pictures on the self-reflecting pool of impending cultural demise known as Instagram. Food they ordered for its look instead of taste. Their feet in front of some gorgeous place they want you to know they’ve visited. Here’s a new one:

The social media chattering classes have spent the past few days rolling their eyes at #backwardsbooks, an Instagram-perfect interior design trend that takes the idea that books are pretty to look at and flips it 180 degrees. See, their unadorned pages, actually, can be pleasingly neutral and minimalistic when shelved in a row.

Good luck actually finding the book you want to read, of course.

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