“I had been scaling the bookcases in the library, pretending I was a noted Alpinist, when my foot slipped and a heavy book was knocked to the floor.”
-The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley.
Not for the faint of heart. Designer Sallie Trout built shelves in an inaccessible stairwell. Unable to reach them any other way, she fastened a bosun’s chair to a ceiling chain, and raises or lowers herself to collect books.