20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, I like big books and I cannot lie. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here are 20 unusual bookshelves that just might fit the bill.

1. Custom Made Wooden Book Rack ($210): How awesome is this? Best of all, the hanging part doubles as a bookmark.

2. Conceal Shelf ($35): We love the quirky curve of this Umbra shelf.

3. Red Balance Bookshelf ($175): Loving the industrial red look – we’re definitely bookmarking this for Brit HQ.

4. Library Tree Branch (contact to order): A tree of branches grows in your home? :)

5. Simple Shelf ($20): Do the robots come with?

6. Floating Book Shelf ($13): This classic invisible shelf is great for any space. We love the idea of using a bunch to create a wall installation of books.

7. Deadgood Bookshelf ($80): Hot pink always wins in our book.

8. T.Shelf ($840): That price is not a typo – pretty hefty for a bookshelf but we really dig the design.

9. Equation (concept): Such a cute take on the most aesthetically pleasing parts of math.

10. Flatliner Zig Zag ($75): This rustic zig zag would be a great bedside companion if you’re trying to maximize a small space.

11. Batman Bookshelf ($170): That’s right. Batman in bookshelf form. #win

12. Chuck Flexible Bookshelf (contact to order): This beautiful piece can be pushed and pulled to accommodate any size books (or objects) you like.

13. Nero Shelf ($250): It’s like an ink blot meets a drip-painting, and somehow it looks modern.

14. Typographic Bookshelf ($980): You know we’ve got a weakness for typographic decor.

15. Branch Shelf ($232): For a littler tree, we love this option.

16. Magneto Shelves (concept): If you’ve got a metal wall or a large fridge, these are magnetic shelves. Awesome.

17. Check Bookshelf (concept): We can’t wait for this check to hit the market.

18. United States Bookshelf (concept): Perhaps you could organize books by author’s hometown? Or by where the story takes place?

19. Spiral Bookshelf ($450): Another pricey one, this playful spiral is perfect for a kid’s room.

20. Floating Triangle ($75): And last, a floating triangle. We might have to DIY this one in the near future – stay tuned!

What unusual bookshelves have you come across? What books are you reading right now? Tell us in the comments below.

About the author

Anjelika Temple

As the Creative and Editorial Director of Brit + Co., Anj brings her voracious consumption of all things creative and colorful to DIY projects, gadgetry finds, and, perhaps, one too many spiked sweets.

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