Opening the Book

Opening the Book is unique among library furniture suppliers as the pioneer of the reader development movement that sparked momentous changes in libraries.

Opening the Book
Gateshead Teens area

A customer-centred approach to library design

Since 2000, Opening the Book has applied the same ground-breaking style to creating a customer-centred approach to library space planning. Opening the Book now specialises in the design and installation of library interiors.

We create bespoke spaces designed to deliver a high quality experience for the end user while functioning as a practical working space for staff. We give attention to stock planning and promotion, people flow, navigation and signage  to create a coherent space in which the library offer is delivered with clarity and focus.

Whether it’s a public, academic or school library, we are experts at creating spaces which accommodate the needs of every type of user.

Everything we do is tested by our customers – we build our furniture through detailed testing and prototyping, ensuring the final product is both high quality and appropriate to the task. Our team of fitters work to a high level of craftsmanship to ensure the library will always look as good as the day it was built.

Products and services

  • Library space planning
  • Interior design and fit
  • Library staff training
  • Consultancy


For design and training enquiries:

Opening the Book Ltd
80 Carleton Road
West Yorkshire

Tel: 01977 602188/602988

For enquiries about furniture:

Opening the Book Furniture
7b St Michael's Court
Warstone Parade East
Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham B18 6NR

Tel: 0121 246 8260

Opening the Book