So far, the move to e-readers hasn't had much impact on the home front, said interior designer Suzanne Goodwin, of Suzanne Goodwin & Associates in Minneapolis. "The trend is really young yet. I'm sure it's coming, but it will take a while for the majority of the public to catch up."
Homebuilders are still putting in bookshelves, and people are still accessorizing with books, said Marie Meko, a designer with Gabberts Design Studio. But clients are increasingly selective about what goes on the shelves, she said. "People want books that look nice, not just paperbacks. Not just rows of books, like in old libraries. We're not piling them on shelves."