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5 Bookshelves To Display Your Favourite Reads


Sure, you’re not to judge a book by its cover but that doesn’t mean they weren’t meant to be seen

By Designlines

There’s something especially satisfying when a functional storage solution doubles as an interesting and colourful display in your home. And if there’s one thing everyone ought to have in their home, it’s books. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite bookshelves to help keep your reads organized and accessible. Bookshelf Ideas

Solis Wall Shelf

This set of four sleek wall shelves are made of shaped metal and can be arranged to create an eye-catching wall display that doubles as storage for books. Add some hanging plants for a curated look. $180, at Umbra.


Branch Shelving System

This Scandinavian-inspired system by Gus Modern is a minimalist and modern bookshelf option made of solid wood with metal hardware. The adjustable shelves can be configured to make the most of your space. $2,590, at Simons.

Cube Bookshelves


Designed by architect Dan Svarth, this alternative to typical bookshelves is a whimsical way to display your books. Or, it can act as an accompanying piece to large bookcases or nightstands where current reads are stored for quick access. $539, at AAVVGG.

Glass Case

Quantum Bookcase

Colourful tempered glass boxes differentiate this bookcase by Glas Italia from anything you’ve seen before. Designed by Piero Lissoni, this timeless piece has the staying power and appeal for generations to come. Bright, elegant and customizable; what’s not to love? $14,765, at Kiosk.

Classic Black shelf

Harrow Bookcase

If you like to keep it simple, this one’s for you. Natural oak forms a tall, clean frame for spacious shelving in this classic piece. Its ’70s-inspired arch peaks at nearly seven feet tall and offers timeless appeal in a sleek black finish. $1,965, at Mkt.

White bookshelves

Kai Shelving Unit

Light reading, anyone? French designer Jean Louis Iratzoki brings a playful twist to the open shelving concept with this bookshelf. Walnut and white pair beautifully in a clean and minimalistic design. $4,120, at Design Within Reach.

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