Found this 8ft bookshelf at Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store for $70. Found the ladder (which is hinged and folds into a chair) at Deseret Industries thrift store for $40. Finally having a place to put my book collection – priceless!
Since setting up our home library with 2 bookcases, the one shown and a basic IKEA cube-style system – all 3 kids have been reading significantly more! Woo hoo! Now they can easily peruse our collection and grab something to read or look at whenever the mood strikes. I love it!