Bookshelves Buying Guide
Are you looking for ways to display your favorite titles? Then it's time to invest in bookshelves. These practical pieces of furniture are also excellent and convenient for displaying decorative pieces, photos, vases, and other treasured items.
Types of Bookshelves
What do you prefer to read: Fiction? Nonfiction? History? Memoirs? Or are you a magazine collector? No matter; whatever words are on the pages, you need a place to store them—and adore them. Bookshelves, then, come to the rescue—all shapes, sizes, forms, and price ranges. And bookshelves can be a lovely part of your decor, too, adding unexpected materials and interesting composition. Look at these types—ladder/leaning, corner, built-in, and moveable—to find the right bookshelves for your abode.
Ladder-style and leaning bookshelves are deeper at the bottom than they are at the top; both lean, or appear to do so, on a supporting wall. Ladder bookshelves have a frame that resembles a ladder, while leaning types have a top portion that rests on the wall.
Made of solid wood Traditional styled bookshelf in brown finish Features five shelves Fits easy with any decor Easy assembly, tool...s provided Whats Included Bookshelf ladderDescription About Convenience Concepts If youre looking for forward-thinking designs at affordable prices, you can count on Convenience Concepts. Sensible contemporary furniture thats easy and ready to assemble, all of the products created by Convenience Concepts are quality-driven and will add flair to your living spaces. read more
Display and organize your books in style with the Room Essentials ladder bookcase. It has 4 leaning shelves that offer sufficient ...storage space to arrange your collection of books. Sporting an espresso stain finish, this 4-tier ladder shelf will blend in well with your home office or bedroom décor. It has a shelf weight capacity of up to 20 lbs. It's PEFC and EPP certified for safety. This wooden ladder bookshelf needs assembly. PEFC Certified, Chasing Arrows Certified, EPP Certified Number of Pieces: 1 : Leaning, Fixed ShelvesFrame Material: MDF CompositeSurface Material: Paper LaminateNumber of Shelves: 4 Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 20.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothDimensions: 72.5 " H x 28.0 " W x 15.0 " D Weight: 48.0 Lb.Battery no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly requiredsee shipping and returnsguest rating overall4 of 5 stars Value4 of 5 stars Quality3.5 of 5 stars Style5 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more
Keep your books organized and easily accessible with the Manhattan ladder bookcase. It has 5 fixed shelves that provide enough spa...ce to display all your favorite books and other decorative items such as a flower vase, candles and more. The unique leaning design of this ladder bookcase lends an artistic touch to the room. Made from solid hardwood veneer, this 5-shelf ladder bookcase is durable and sturdy. It comes in a warm espresso finish for an elegant look. The wooden ladder bookcase can be matched with the Manhattan ladder desk to expand the storage space in your room. Maintenance is a snapall it needs is an occasional wipe with a dry cloth. : LeaningFrame Material: HardwoodSurface Material: Wood VeneerNumber of Shelves: 5 Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 35.0 Lb.Maximum Weight Capacity: 35.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothDimensions: 72.2 " H x 24.75 " W x 13.5 " D Weight: 29.0 Lb.Battery no battery usedAssembly Details: adult assembly requiredsee shipping and returnsguest rating overall4.5 of 5 stars Value4.5 of 5 stars Quality4.5 of 5 stars Style5 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more
This five shelf ladder bookcase is finished beautifully with a scratch-resistant, wooden laminate top. With the clean lines and ey...e-catching design, there is no doubt you will marvel at the way these pieces blend in with the rest of your home or office. read more
Corner bookshelves fit neatly into a corner, with continuous shelves that eliminate dead space. These bookshelves' corner spaces are ideal to fill with accents or collectibles.
Casual cottage style with spacious desktop and storage Built of poplar solids and birch veneers Cottage white finish with brushed ...silver knobs 2 bookcases with shuttered cupboard doors 2 side shelves and 1 corner connector Dimensions: 97W x 12.5D x 94.5H in. Whats Included 2 bookcases, 2 side shelves, 1 corner connectorWhats Not Included AccessoriesDescription Bring casual country charm home with the Parker House Boca Corner Bookcase - Cottage White. This right-sized bookcase snuggles into any corner and offers plenty of display space. The four shuttered doors and friendly cottage white finish complete the picture. This corner bookcase includes two bookcases, two side shelves, and a connector. All are made of poplar solids and birch veneers. About Parker House Family-owned and family-operated, Parker House Furniture is based in California and has been serving the fine furniture industry since 1946. The companys time-proven quality is an industry standard. Parker House continues its legacy with its newest line of expanding television consoles and entertainment wall systems, plasma TV stands, and accessories. Parker House takes pride in the quality of its furniture and is committed to making customer satisfaction its number one priority. read more
Complement your corner wall with an incredible zigzag modern corner bookcase-display unit, greatly constructed in warm cappuccino ...wood finish, and generously equipped with 5-shelving units, perfect for all your decorative pieces or book collections. read more
The perfect modern space-saving solution to any home of office with expertly designed 5 shifting shelves. This bookcase beautiful ...finish allows optional decorative setting in a warm two-tone black and cappuccino finish. read more
Ideal for rooms with minimal wall space Oak finish brings opulence to any decor Constructed with birch veneers Weight capacity: 75... lbs. per shelf Dimensions: 28.5W x 17D x 72H inches Whats Included BookcaseDescription Finally, the place where your walls come together can be as storage-ready as the rest of your room. The Redford Oak Corner Bookcase makes it happen. Featuring four shelves, each with a 75-pound weight capacity, this bookcase offers plenty of space for books and décor. Its birch veneer construction ensures a lifetime of use - no cracking, bending, or splintering due to the heft your knickknacks. Plus, its classic oak finish will add opulence to any decor. read more
Built-in bookshelves are permanently attached to the wall, often filling in niches or otherwise unused space (such as around a fireplace) or along a whole wall.
Moveable bookshelves are designed to be placed against a wall; they typically have shelves of equal size and depth up the height of the bookcase. These can often be found in less-expensive versions.
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Heavy Duty Mobile Bookcases feature heavy duty 6 in. casters 2 with locking brakes. Heavy gauge steel shelves adjustable on 2 in. ...centers. Allows 760 lb. load capacity per bookcase. Shelves hold up to 200 lbs 2-shelves, including 1 adjustable Durable putty finish Meets ANSI/BIFMA shelf standards Adjustable steel shelves adjust on 2 in. centers and raised bottom shelf Welded steel design Made in the usa Made in the USA MFG Model # : BM10361830-01 MFG Part # : BM10361830-01 read more
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Heavy Duty Mobile Bookcases feature heavy duty 6 in. casters 2 with locking brakes. Heavy gauge steel shelves adjustable on 2 in. ...centers. Allows 760 lb. load capacity per Bookcase. Shelves hold up to 200 lbs. 3-shelves, including 2 adjustable Four 5 in. casters for easy mobility Item ships within 12 business days Made in the USA Welded steel design Durable red finish Meets ANSI/BIFMA shelf standards MFG Model # : BM20361842-01 MFG Part # : BM20361842-01 read more
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Heavy Duty Mobile Bookcases feature heavy duty 6 in. casters 2 with locking brakes. Heavy gauge steel shelves adjustable on 2 in. ...centers. Allows 760 lb. load capacity per Bookcase. Shelves hold up to 200 lbs. 5-shelves 4 adjustable Powder coated red finish Item ships within 12 business days Made in the USA Meets ANSI/BIFMA shelf standards Meets ANSI/BIFMA shelf standards MFG Model # : BM40361872-01 MFG Part # : BM40361872-01 read more
Nearly every homeowner—no matter how dedicated a reader—has a bookshelf or two. Some may be filled mostly with souvenirs or other decorative items; others may hold paperbacks and hardcover books. Whatever you need to display and organize, and whatever bookshelves you think will work best in your home, purchase considerations will inform your decision. Those include material, expandability, decorating life span, and types of books. Use this guide to get started.
Many bookshelves are made of wood, which is a durable material that works in a range of decorating styles. Some are made of MDF, plastic, or metal, while others may mix materials—wood frame and glass shelves, for example.
Many bookshelves lend themselves to expansion, allowing you to add pieces as your book collection expands.
A bookshelf painted pink and decorated with flowers may be a great fit for a nursery, but if your goal is to find a piece with a longer life span, a more neutral choice may be a better fit.
For a collection of average-size books, standard-depth bookshelves may work well. But if you have many items that are oversize—art or architecture books, for example—you may want to find bookshelves that can accommodate those titles.
Display your books and collectibles in style with this Highpoint contoured bookcase. Its eye-catching asymmetrical shapes make it ...decidedly modern, and the white laminate finish gives it a clean, crisp feel. : Open Shelves, Can Use Vertically/Horizontally, Fixed Shelves, Floating IllusionFrame Material: MDF CompositeWood Finish: BirchSurface Material: LaminateFinish: MatteNumber of Shelves: 8 Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 5.0 Lb.Maximum Weight Capacity: 50.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothDimensions: 71.0 " H x 35.0 " W x 12.0 " D Weight: 83.0 Lb.Battery no battery usedAssembly Details: adult assembly requiredsee shipping and returnsreview this item read more
Display your books and collectibles in style on this Titian bookcase. Made from hardwood with a warm tobacco finish, it four fixe...d shelves and a unique ladder-inspired design. Features: Fixed ShelvesFrame Material: HardwoodWood Finish: PineSurface Material: HardwoodFinish: StainedNumber of Shelves: 4 Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 35.0 Lb.Maximum Weight Capacity: 35.0 Lb.Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothDimensions: 54.45 " H x 24.57 " W x 12.2 " D Weight: 32.12 Lb.see shipping and returnsreview this item read more
: VerticalFrame Material: HardwoodSurface Material: Wood VeneerNumber of Shelves: 5 Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry Cloth...Battery no battery usedAssembly Details: adult assembly requiredsee shipping and returnsguest rating overall4 of 5 stars Value4 of 5 stars Quality3.5 of 5 stars Style4.5 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more
5-shelf bookcase for independent or combined use Constructed of laminated wood Beautiful cherry laminate finish/li> Overall dimens...ions: 32W x 14D x 65H inches Whats Included BookcaseDescription Quality construction and ample storage options make the Boss N158-C Bookcase - Cherry a must-have for any home or office. Its a traditional style that you can only get from good old-fashioned wood construction and the cherry laminate finish gives this bookcase a warm and inviting quality thats perfect for your favorite novels or important documents. There are five shelves in all, so display your photos, fine china, or whatever else deserves a bit of showing off. About Boss Office Products William Huang, Boss Office Products CEO, established the Los Angeles-based company in 1990. The company began as an importer, distributing Taiwanese-crafted chairs to retailers and dealers throughout the United States. A year later, in 1991, Boss became the first US office chair distributor to establish manufacturing facilities in China, a major step forward for the company, which now has distributors around the globe. In 2003, Boss was ranked as one of Inc. Magazines 500 fastest growing private companies in America. That tremendous growth continues today, as Boss continually delivers exceptional office products to companies around the world. read more
Shelf folds up for easy moving Built solidly of beech wood and veneers Painted black to complement any decor 4 shelves spaced for ...versatile storage options Dimensions: 14W x 11.4D x 51.34H inches Whats Included BookcaseDescription Perfect for college students on the move or for a little nook in your home, the 4 Shelf Folding Bookcase - Black will solve your storage conundrums. This folding shelf can attractively display home accessories, photos, books, or towels and folds up quickly and smoothly when its time to rearrange or move. Constructed of beech wood and veneers with a black painted finish, the timeless, simple shape of this practical shelf provides storage in any room in the house. Assembly required. About Winsome Trading Winsome Trading has been a manufacturer and distributor of quality products for the home for over 30 years. Specializing in furniture crafted of solid wood, Winsome also crafts unique furniture using wrought iron, aluminum, steel, marble, and glass. Winsomes home office is located in Woodinville, Washington. The company has its own product design and development team, offering continuous innovation. read more
Wood grain laminate construction Rich mahogany finish 11.75 in. deep shelves offer ample space Commercial-grade side panels with P...VC edge banding Dimensions: 31.75W x 12.5D x 29.5H inches Whats Included BookcaseDescription About Alera With the goal of meeting the needs of all offices -- big or small, casual or serious -- Alera offers an excellent line of furnishings that youll love to see Monday through Friday. Alera is committed to quality, innovative design, precision styling and premium ergonomics, ensuring consistent satisfaction. read more
High-quality bookcase constructed of solid oak materials Premium multi-coat durable lacquer finish Available in a medium-oak finis...h Adjustable, non-bowing shelves hold up to 150 lbs. each 2-door cabinet with 1 adjustable shelf Available with or without side molding for custom display Two height options - 72 inches or 84 inches 36 inches wide with flush sides, 39 inches wide with molding 14 inches deep Made and fully assembled in the USA Whats Included 1 bookcaseDescription The Britania Deluxe Oak Bookcase with Doors is ideal in any room where you need extra storage for books, DVDs, and more. Available in 72- or 84-inch heights, this bookcase features multiple, adjustable, non-bowing shelves made from 0.75-inch premium-grade oak plywood materials and tested to support up to 150 pounds each. Each shelf has mortise-and-tenon 0.5-inch solid oak detail trim for a stately look. The lower part of each unit has a dual-door cabinet that opens to reveal one adjustable shelf and one fixed shelf. In addition to optional side molding, this bookcase also features sturdy top, face frames, and base and top molding all constructed from solid oak. The top edge of each bookcase has dentil molding trim, and fluted side columns add even more elegance. Made with screw assembly, the bookcases are strong and durable - not wobbly like cheaper versions. They also have heavy top and bottom trim casings and 0.25-inch recessed backs. Available in a medium-oak premium multi-coat durable lacquer finish to best match your existing decor. This bookcase can be customized with decorative wraparound molding or with flush sides for side-by-side display. Each bookcase is made in the USA and delivered fully assembled. See information below for size options. 72-Inch Bookcase With Doors 3 upper shelves; 2 adjustable 2-door cabinet with 1 adjustable shelf and 1 fixed shelf Weighs 119 lbs. Dimensions - Flush sides - 36W x 14D x 72H inches; with molding - 39W x 24D x 72H inches 84-Inch Bookcase 4 upper shelves; 3 adjustable 2-door cabinet with 1 adjustable shelf and 1 fixed shelf Weighs 129 lbs. Dimensions - Flush sides - 36W x 14D x 84H inches; with molding 39W x 14D x 84H inches About A and E Wood Design Inc. Based in Riverside, Calif., A and E Wood Design Inc. specializes in providing quality wood furniture for the home and office. The companys bookcases are all made in the USA from high-quality wood products and with outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail. A and E Wood Designs products are built with the customer in mind and will last for years to come. read more
Handsome style with display and storage Made of poplar solids and birch veneers Merlot finish with brushed silver knobs 24 shelves..., 4 panel doors, 2 glass doors TV console and library ladder Dimensions: 101W x 12.5D x 94.5H inches Whats Included 2 bookcases, 2 side shelves, 1 bridge with shelf and back panel, 1 TV console, 1 ladderWhats Not Included AccessoriesDescription Get modern conveniences and style. The Parker House Boston Library Wall Bookcase - Merlot is filled with display space and dignified charm. Its crafted of poplar solids and birch veneers finished in rich merlot. This complete set includes a generous TV console, sleek cupboard doors, and several display shelves. It even comes complete with a library ladder and rail. Just like you always wanted. About Parker House Family-owned and family-operated, Parker House Furniture is based in California and has been serving the fine furniture industry since 1946. The companys time-proven quality is an industry standard. Parker House continues its legacy with its newest line of expanding television consoles and entertainment wall systems, plasma TV stands, and accessories. Parker House takes pride in the quality of its furniture and is committed to making customer satisfaction its number one priority. read more
Mission-style bookcase that blends with any decor Constructed of solid rubberwood and engineered wood Solid wood veneer finish in ...rich espresso 4 sturdy shelves for storage Dimensions: 29.5W x 12D x 63H inches Whats Included BookcaseDescription Additional features Top shelf: 13.25H inches 2nd shelf from top: 14H inches 3rd shelf from top: 14H inches Bottom shelf: 14H inches This attractive Mission Style 5-Tier Wood Bookcase is a real stunner for any home and blends well in both traditional and contemporary decors. Its beautiful Mission design features slatted sides and an open back for an airy look and feel. Constructed of solid rubberwood and covered with solid wood veneers, this bookshelf has a rich espresso lacquered finish. Four shelves offer plenty of storage for books, DVDs, CDs, and more. Shelves are made of MDF: a dense, warp-resistant engineered wood chosen for its lasting strength and stability. This sturdy, durable bookshelf is an ideal addition to any room in your home. Assembly required. Dimensions: 29.5W x 12D x 63H inches. The Beauty and Benefits of Rubberwood Hailing from the maple family of trees, the rubber tree is used in the manufacture of high-end furniture. This durable Asian hardwood is valued for its dense grain, minimal shrinkage, attractive color and acceptance of different finishes. It is also prized as an "environmentally friendly" wood, as it makes use of trees that have been cut down at the end of their latex-producing cycle. read more
As if it was plucked from a Parisian bookstore and dropped into your own library, our Muse Bookcase provides an elegant way to dis...play your favorite reading materials. Carved detailing on the top of the bookcase and the front edge of each side panel is covered in gold leaf, creating an opulent frame. Mahogany wood with ivory and gold finish Features five shelves and three drawers Coordinates with other items from our French Heritage Park Avenue Collection read more