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