The ones with two or three steps, with a pole attached to one side for
maintaining one's balance? Usually wooden, found in libraries and
Having a devil of a time finding a place to buy one.
I'd call 'em "ladders".
brodart.ca supplies all things for home and public libraries,
including "ladders". I just searched their site for 'ladders' and
here's a sample:
Thanks, but what I'm looking for would be a little more upscale -- you know,
carved mahogany or oak, with a little elegance to it for use in the library
of my home. I have enough trouble keeping my house from looking like a
warehouse as it is! Thanks for the link, though.
Maybe not as good as you want, but very serviceable:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
There are also versions available that roll on a track installed on a
All of the suggestions have been nice, but I'm looking for something quite
specific. I've seen them in bookstores. They're wooden, with two or three
steps, and on one side is a pole of carved wood for holding onto for
balance. I've seen them so often, I thought they'd be easy to find online,
but no luck so far. Maybe I'll just hit a few bookstores until I find one
and steal it...I mean, look at the label and see who makes them.
Yipes. Yeah, that's basically it, though, except the ones I've seen were
not curved. Thanks.
Bookstores have to buy them somewhere -- find one you like and ask
the shop where they got it. A lot of times that's the best way to
get industry-specific fixtures. The shop might even sell you one for
a very low markup, considering the margins they're used to getting on
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