In a room where the integrity of the interior is important, the book shelter is an excellent addition to the means by which a book may be displayed, as it is far less obtrusive than a display case. It is also useful for short-term exhibiting, where the expense of a display case may be prohibitive. In addition, it is, intrinsically, exceptionally pleasing as a design and fits well into both historic and modern interiors.
The shelter is easy to use and can be reused time and again. If necessary, a book can be strapped to a cradle and the cradle then strapped to the book shelter, so security is easy to maintain. The shelter provides protection against dust and provides a level of buffering against localised spikes in the RH caused by a viewer of a book, such as coughs and sneezes, or a damp coat.
The key thing is that books are closer to their audience because there is less of a barrier, so the book shelter unfetters the book and initiates an intimacy with it that a display case cannot.
I am the book shelter’s greatest fan!