They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover. But what if the cover alone can tell you the whole story? Welcome to the world of book nooks where creative ideas run wild!

These hand-made creations will draw you into tiny places of wonder: from the hobbit hole to the Blade Runner-inspired apocalyptic alley or Lord of the Rings-themed door replica equipped with motion sensors. The nook-fans at the r/booknooks subreddit prove that inspiration for these bookshelf decor pieces is endless. Maybe it’s time to give yourshelf a tiny bit of an upgrade?

#1

This Book Nook My Mother Got On Ebay

This Book Nook My Mother Got On Ebay

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Ani
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9 months ago

I'm completely mesmerised by all those amazing details

Clair nursey
Community Member
9 months ago

Me 2 who is this genius

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Lululoohoo
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9 months ago

i want to walk it and see what's around the corner!

Leslie Hernandez
Community Member
9 months ago

I'd LOVE to know what seller this was. I really want one!

Andrew Forsyth
Community Member
9 months ago

These are actually art pieces by Japanese designer monde.

Night Owl
Community Member
9 months ago

Many books do contain hidden magical worlds

JJM
Community Member
9 months ago

I'd like to live in there.

Deanna Gilligan
Community Member
9 months ago

That is so adorable!!! For all those book lovers who find themselves drawn "into" the world of the book they are reading!!

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
9 months ago

Ooooo! I didn't even know this was a thing! I've been craving a new art project!

Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
Community Member
9 months ago

she got it on ebay!?

Mona Khadra
Community Member
9 months ago

Wow so beautiful

Cold Contagious
Community Member
9 months ago

Very beautiful and detailed.

deanna woods
Community Member
9 months ago

This makes me think of Rear Window.

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8 months ago

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Molly Whitebear
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8 months ago

I LOVE this! It's adorable!

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8 months ago

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Emma Poland
Community Member
8 months ago

wow, stunning

Edie Hart
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like you could walk right in!

SilverFoX
Community Member
9 months ago

Amazing 😍

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
9 months ago

Great idea

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
9 months ago

I love books so much and this is an amazing addition to a bookshelf!

Deb Fowler
Community Member
9 months ago

I thought of Donna the moment I saw these -- and I know many other artists who won't want to miss these tiny lighted bookshelf sculptures. Happy creating, all of you!

The Shadow
Community Member
9 months ago

WOW

Cheryl Alevizon
Community Member
9 months ago

where can you buy these?????????

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
9 months ago

Love it

Ben Ballam
Community Member
9 months ago

where do you buy these?!

KarmaPeace
Community Member
9 months ago

Love this its cute

Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
Community Member
9 months ago

I want one of those!!!!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
9 months ago

I want one! !

Deb Schmidt
Community Member
9 months ago

Awsome idea

Siobhan Thornton
Community Member
9 months ago

love this

Freloise_Raven
Community Member
9 months ago

I NEED THAT

Kitty McFarland
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9 months ago

Check them all out! Love them! 💖

Krystal Kay
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9 months ago

LOVE!!!!!!!

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#2

A Magical Bookshop In Your Own Bookshelf

A Magical Bookshop In Your Own Bookshelf

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Colin Leetham
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9 months ago

I may need this.

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#3

I Made A Booknook For A Christmas Gift, My Inspiration Was Blade Runner. It's 11" X 6"

I Made A Booknook For A Christmas Gift, My Inspiration Was Blade Runner. It's 11" X 6"

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Freloise_Raven
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9 months ago

Wait, you MADE that?

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Not only are book nook inserts a fun way to train your creativity muscle, they can also be a solution to making reading great again. A recent study done by Pew Research Center showed that a staggering quarter of American adults don’t read books in any shape or form. The same study suggested that the likelihood of reading was directly linked to wealth and educational level. Add high levels of modern insomnia and full-time employment that leaves many of us drained at the end of the day, and the idea of opening a book seems unappealing, to say the least.

Now imagine yourself walking past you book collection full of these mini worlds—the dioramas of an alley. They catch your attention and you cannot help but see what’s inside. The pioneer of the book nook room decor concept is the Japanese artist Monde. Monde introduced his book storage creations to the Design Festa in 2018 and received overwhelming feedback. 178K likes on twitter later, Monde has become an inspiration to the aspiring arts and crafts lovers who join on r/booknooks to share their spectacular ideas.

#4

Hobbit Hole

Hobbit Hole

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thomas the tank engine
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9 months ago (edited)

but why is it between harry potter books

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#5

Design, Print And Paint A Small Shelf To Decorate Shelves

Design, Print And Paint A Small Shelf To Decorate Shelves

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Tom Hardeveld
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9 months ago

I wonder if there is a little bookshelf-insert between the small books, and one in that one..

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#6

I Absolutely Love This One

I Absolutely Love This One

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Colin Leetham
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9 months ago

Worlds hidden in the bookcase...

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Bored Panda spoke to the self-confessed bookworm Lucy Pidgeon about what it's like to actually enjoy reading. “I have loved books for many years but officially became a book reviewer in 2017. Since then I have met so many other bookworms, authors, and publishers who are very welcoming. Each year I try to best my record. Last year I read 62 books, this year I am aiming for 100. So far I'm on track. As a mother of two, it can be quite busy, but taking part in readathons definitely gives me a boost.”

And here’s the moment of truth—can you or can’t you judge a book by its cover? “I would say that I get drawn to books if the cover particularly stands out but I always read the blurb before buying. A book with an interesting and pretty cover will always draw more attention.”

Are the book nook inserts approved by the bookworm? “I think it's a really cool idea, I could certainly see a few of these room decoration pieces sitting on my bookcase in the future.”

#7

Made My First Booknook! A Double Wide Endor Inspired Wilderness Piece

Made My First Booknook! A Double Wide Endor Inspired Wilderness Piece

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Alatheia Eunomia
Community Member
9 months ago

Cool!!!!!!!

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#8

Old Italy Book Nook

Old Italy Book Nook

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Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

meraviglioso! (translate to know what I just said)

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#9

Diagon Alley Booknook

Diagon Alley Booknook

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Podunkus
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9 months ago

The collection is not complete without this classic.

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According to John Rampton, reading ambassador and entrepreneur, there are some very simple steps you can follow to make yourself read more. First, “read books that you actually enjoy.” How many times have you tried to finish that book you promised yourself you would read? Put it down. Now. Secondly, “commit to reading when traveling or before bed.” Thirdly, “partake in reading challenges” that make you slightly more competitive than your all-forgiving self. But “don't make towering reading goals,” because reading is like climbing Everest—always start small and dream big.

#10

Witch Is Watching You

Witch Is Watching You

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Night Owl
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Scary and creepy! I love it! And, looking at the books, it's in a great (and very appropriate) company

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#11

An American Werewolf In My Bookshelf

An American Werewolf In My Bookshelf

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Mark Serbian
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9 months ago

I'm pretty sure this guy lived in my room when I was a kid ...

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#12

My First Attempt!

My First Attempt!

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Dinetk
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9 months ago

Wow! You're obviously very talenten!

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#13

Warhammer-Style Booknook

Warhammer-Style Booknook

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Night Owl
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Wow! It's so detailed. Incredible!

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#14

Star Wars Themed Hallway Is Complete

Star Wars Themed Hallway Is Complete

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Andrew P Jump
Community Member
9 months ago

Impressive... most impressive!

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#15

Diagon Alley Inspired Booknook

Diagon Alley Inspired Booknook

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Penny Martin
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9 months ago

Take my money!!!

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#16

Small Alley In Bookshelf

Small Alley In Bookshelf

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deanna woods
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9 months ago

It's like a tiny cafe.

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#17

Finishing Up A Few Booknooks

Finishing Up A Few Booknooks

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Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

YOU CAN BUY THIS!?

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#18

Japanese Alley

Japanese Alley

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
9 months ago

I love the lighting. Those lanterns look splendid.

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#19

Dare You Enter The Doors Of Durin And Face The Long Dark Of Moria?

Dare You Enter The Doors Of Durin And Face The Long Dark Of Moria?

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Colin Leetham
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9 months ago

Speak "Friend" and enter.

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#20

Fantasy Booknook

Fantasy Booknook

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Binxyminxem
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9 months ago

Are those terry pratchett novels in a different language? They seem familiar...

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#21

First Book Nook - A Fairy Door In The Forest!

First Book Nook - A Fairy Door In The Forest!

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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9 months ago

I wish there was a close up of this one, from a distance it looks lovely.

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#22

Early Attempt At An Amsterdam Nook

Early Attempt At An Amsterdam Nook

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thedepressed manhimself
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9 months ago

I like the mirror trick!

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#23

I Was Told This Sub My Like This Christmas Present I've Made For My Siblings: Diagon Alley!

I Was Told This Sub My Like This Christmas Present I've Made For My Siblings: Diagon Alley!

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
9 months ago

Lots of intricate details. Fantastic work. It's beautiful.

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#24

Creature From The Black Lagoon Bookshelf Monster

Creature From The Black Lagoon Bookshelf Monster

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Tia Hansen
Community Member
9 months ago

The nightmares are coming back 0-0

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#25

A Fabulous Booknook

A Fabulous Booknook

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Lisa Seitz
Community Member
9 months ago

cute

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#26

Made A Booknook Based On Opensource Model

Made A Booknook Based On Opensource Model

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
9 months ago

The inside, that I could see, reminds me of a dungeon.

#27

My Updated Booknook

My Updated Booknook

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Thomas Ewing
Community Member
9 months ago

Updated to the past...

#28

I Designed And Printed My Own Book Nook

I Designed And Printed My Own Book Nook

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Mark Serbian
Community Member
9 months ago

I like the flickering light!

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#29

Dr. Lloyd Kranio Bookshelf Monster

Dr. Lloyd Kranio Bookshelf Monster

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Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

This one lived in my closet! (pun intended)

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#30

A Booknook Inspired By Les Miserables

A Booknook Inspired By Les Miserables

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
9 months ago

Very beautiful work.

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#31

"Japanese Style Booknook" By Jods

"Japanese Style Booknook" By Jods

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Donna Leske
Community Member
9 months ago

I see what you did there................... camera in the back, timer set, maker's hand in photo.

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#32

Book Nook Design

Book Nook Design

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Canada crazy
Community Member
9 months ago

wow

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#33

Another One By Peter Söderlund

Another One By Peter Söderlund

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ANGEL UMOREN
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9 months ago

kinda plain but i like it!

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