Like No Other Place On Earth

High Point’s Bienenstock Furniture Library is a truly unique resource for
working designers

If you’re looking for an enlightening experience while you’re in town for Market, be sure to stop by the Bienenstock Furniture Library. Housed in a historic, beautifully renovated building less than a mile from downtown High Point, you will find the largest book and periodical collection on furniture and interior design that’s fully accessible to furniture professionals.

“Designers, interior designers, students, home furnishings manufacturers, architects and retailers enjoy exploring its more than 5,000 volumes."

The collection includes significant books on design, furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes, and construction, reaching as far back as 1543. Rare materials, such as original works by the 18th century furniture masters Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite, Hints on Household Taste, antique fabric pattern books, a Diderot Encyclopedia, plus hundreds of other irreplaceable treasures can be viewed in a temperature and humidity controlled room.

If the weather is nice, you can take a pleasant walk from the Market district to the Library at 1009 North Main Street (just past Krispy Kreme Donuts). Or, you can hop on the Go Anywhere shuttle for a short ride, if you’d rather rest your feet.

Spring Book Sales

While you’re visiting, don’t miss an excellent opportunity to build your book collection. Take advantage of a 50% price reduction on more than 300 titles on furniture, accessories, interior design and textiles.

The library is open all year round. Stop by any day during Market from 9am -5pm. Library Director Karla Webb will be available to give tours of the collection, its facilities and the Pat Plaxico Garden.

The garden, named in honor of High Point based designer Pat Plaxico, whose distinguished service to the furnishings community has earned her a reputation for excellence, is a spot where anyone with an interest in furniture and design can find inspiration.

“The sculptures and landscaping, made possible by donations from friends of the Library, unify its interior and exterior spaces, making the campus ideally suited for hosting furniture industry groups and events."
- Russell Bienenstock, Library Board President

Check out these links to get more information on the Bienenstock Furniture Library and its facilities:

BFL Online Catalog: Search books by title, author and subject at

Hadley Court Center For Design Collaboration: Made possible through a donation by Leslie Hendrix Wood of Hadley Court. The Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration is used for moderated events, seminars, lectures, webinars, design meetings, product launches, marketing/design presentations, work sessions with design, marketing and production teams, and board meetings that are held throughout the year.

Vuncannon Seminar Room: Meeting space available for classes, professional meetings, seminars, conferences, lectures and art events.

Furniture & Interior Design Competitions: At Market, the Library will unveil the results of its student Furniture & Interior Design Competitions. This year, 22 elite design colleges and universities participated in the Bienenstock Library’s Furniture and Interior Design Competition challenge. Student furniture designers were tasked to design a visually stunning chair, appropriate for manufacturing, fiscally feasible, and suitable for mass production. The 2016 interior design competition asked design students to create detailed plans for a holistic day spa specializing in therapeutic treatment for multiple sclerosis patients. Students were provided with a floor plan and specifics for all code and design requirements. In addition to earning bragging rights, first place winners in each competition will receive $5,000. Second place winners receive $1,500. Winners will also attend Market to discuss their careers with industry insiders and visit premier High Point showrooms. Find out more by visiting

“The Bienenstock Furniture Library is one of the world's top design resources and it's open to all and smack in the center of the furniture capital of the world. There's no other resource quite like it!"
- Jason Oliver Nixon, Madcap Cottage