Despite the advent of e-books, many of us still value the tactile experience of flipping through a paper book. These creative bookshelves, then, are the perfect places to store our collections of little literary treasures.

There's nothing wrong with a heavy, old-school bookcase, but most of these bookshelves cater to modern sensibilities, using creative and diverse designs to become interior décor statements in their own right. If you know of any cool bookshelves or book cases that belong on this list, please add them!

#1

Tree Bookshelf

Tree Bookshelf

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KennyAma
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5 years ago

Beautiful

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#2

Bookcase Chair

Bookcase Chair

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FaresZah
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5 years ago

Wow

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#3

Creative Shelf

Creative Shelf

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JasonH.
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5 years ago

How do you reach the books on top?!

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#4

Bookshelf Staircase

Bookshelf Staircase

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AnneHopkinson
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5 years ago

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I could not walk on books..... :)

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#5

Piano Bookshelf

Piano Bookshelf

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TeddyLuna
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5 years ago

Want it!!!

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#6

Build-In Bookshelves With Backlighting

Build-In Bookshelves With Backlighting

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JasonH.
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome!

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#7

Usa Bookshelf

Usa Bookshelf

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JenniferWieczorekPolak
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5 years ago

I need this for my boy!!!

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#8

Doctor Who Bookcase

Doctor Who Bookcase

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SamThePerson
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5 years ago

I want!

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#9

The Archive Book Wheel

The Archive Book Wheel

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TriciaLemoine
Community Member
5 years ago

I needs a bright cushion though.

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#10

Invisible Bookshelf

Invisible Bookshelf

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DonGuild
Community Member
5 years ago

That is neat and practical

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#11

Cat Friendly Bookcase

Cat Friendly Bookcase

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SophyMillington
Community Member
5 years ago

Saw this and thought of Levi's Christmas present

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#12

Flower Bookshelf

Flower Bookshelf

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MarenCarlsen
Community Member
5 years ago

Very creative

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#13

Dome Bookshelf

Dome Bookshelf

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CatherineTrain
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing! I wouldn't have thought of doing that!!!!!

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#14

Lamp Bookshelf

Lamp Bookshelf

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Snarkygal
Community Member
5 years ago

Clever, but very bulky.

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#15

Framed Bookshelf

Framed Bookshelf

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DonGuild
Community Member
5 years ago

I like it.

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#16

Tree Bookshelf

Tree Bookshelf

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MarcelPrevaritura
Community Member
5 years ago

You mean "Ent Bookshelf"

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#17

Bookworm Bookcase

Bookworm Bookcase

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TriciaLemoine
Community Member
5 years ago

Again, seriously needs a cushion.

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#18

Balance Bookshelf

Balance Bookshelf

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slywlf
Community Member
5 years ago

Interesting way to showcase a small selection of special books

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#19

Honeycomb Bookcase

Honeycomb Bookcase

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks cat-friendly :P

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#20

Batman Shelf

Batman Shelf

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DonGuild
Community Member
5 years ago

Good in a little boys room

ViktoriaUhlin
Community Member
5 years ago

... Or girls room. I would love this in my room so woman's to room too!

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HelenPullen
Community Member
5 years ago

Laura Pullen what do you think?

alexa_bessee
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5 years ago

Na na na na na na.... BATMAN.

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#21

Read Your Bookcase

Read Your Bookcase

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VictoriaReyPiuma
Community Member
5 years ago

Very nice!

#22

Bookshelf

Bookshelf

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ArnoldasKemeklis
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome!

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#23

Pinpres Shelf

Pinpres Shelf

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dougdoug
Community Member
4 years ago

very interesting. how strong are the pins? and how far do they come out?

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#24

Bookshelf Bench

Bookshelf Bench

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Ann Coffman
Community Member
4 years ago

THIS I like! Practical, and keeps the books upright

#25

Steel Pipe Shelf

Steel Pipe Shelf

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NorfinTroll16
Community Member
4 years ago

Very vintage

#26

Optical Illusion Bookshelf

Optical Illusion Bookshelf

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CaroleMann
Community Member
5 years ago

How does it work?

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#27

Hazel Tree Shelf

Hazel Tree Shelf

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Tree Branch Bookshelf

Tree Branch Bookshelf

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#29

Bookshelve

Bookshelve

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VikiBanaszak
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks like a hot mess and a huge wast of space

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#30

Whale Bookshelf

Whale Bookshelf

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TriciaLemoine
Community Member
5 years ago

Cute design, but horrible use of space.

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#31

Puretro Shelf

Puretro Shelf

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#32

Hanging Bookshelf

Hanging Bookshelf

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CrennovaHerawati
Community Member
5 years ago

Woah awesome!

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#33

Hollow Book Chair

Hollow Book Chair

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Ann Coffman
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it would damage the books to stuff then in like that

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#34

Bubble Shelves

Bubble Shelves

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JanRees
Community Member
5 years ago

Not bubble shelf, Olympic rings shelf

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#35

Rainbow Shelf

Rainbow Shelf

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Cayman
Community Member
4 years ago

perfect for a little girl's room, i would have loved one when i was about 5

#36

Teacup Shelf

Teacup Shelf

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CaroleMann
Community Member
5 years ago

This would be cute in the kitchen with cookbooks

#37

2 In 1: Knife Block And Bookshelf

2 In 1: Knife Block And Bookshelf

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AhnPearlAlfonso
Community Member
5 years ago

YUP..i could do some reading while in the kitchen..cooking

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#38

Pipe Wall Shelf

Pipe Wall Shelf

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#39

Minimalist Bookshelf

Minimalist Bookshelf

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#40

Table Shelf

Table Shelf

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FranciscoAlmendraSoto
Community Member
5 years ago

poor books :c

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#41

Floating Bookshelfs

Floating Bookshelfs

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#42

Typographic Bookshelf

Typographic Bookshelf

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#43

Box Bookshelf

Box Bookshelf

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dougdoug
Community Member
4 years ago

unless this hanging bit is an illusion the cord on the hard edge is not a great idea

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#44

Bookcase From An Old Organ

Bookcase From An Old Organ

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#45

Bridge Bookshelf

Bridge Bookshelf

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#46

Disaster

Disaster

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#47

Alice In Wonderland Children's Curved Bookshelf Set

Alice In Wonderland Children's Curved Bookshelf Set

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Cayman
Community Member
4 years ago

sooooooo cute

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#48

Alphabet Bookcase

Alphabet Bookcase

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VikiBanaszak
Community Member
5 years ago

That's got so much wasted space

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#49

Iqra Bookshelf (arabic For "read")

Iqra Bookshelf (arabic For "read")

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RueSingh
Community Member
5 years ago

I bet a lot of people are now screaming, "TERRORISM!!!!'.

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#50

Tectonic Bookcase

Tectonic Bookcase

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#51

The Polar Bear Shelf

The Polar Bear Shelf

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Heather L. Fields
Community Member
4 years ago

Because reading, too, will soon be extinct.

#52

Bookshelf Display Rack

Bookshelf Display Rack

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#53

Windswept Tree Shelf

Windswept Tree Shelf

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RueSingh
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd want this! Very cute. (=^-^=)

#54

The Books Shelf

The Books Shelf

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#55

Inverted Bookshelf

Inverted Bookshelf

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Elizabeth Homer
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4 years ago

How does this work?

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#56

Wooden Book Rack

Wooden Book Rack

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#57

Domestic Tree Bookcase

Domestic Tree Bookcase

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#58

Bookshelf "check"

Bookshelf "check"

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Art of Galom
Community Member
4 years ago

nice to have for todo-toread books :)

#59

Skull Book Shelves

Skull Book Shelves

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VictoriaReyPiuma
Community Member
5 years ago

It's not really a skull bookshelf it's just how you place the things already on them

#60

Read

Read

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VictoriaReyPiuma
Community Member
5 years ago

Nice

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#61

Curvy Bookshelf

Curvy Bookshelf

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#62

Coffee Table Bookshelf

Coffee Table Bookshelf

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#63

Nursery Tree Bookshelf

Nursery Tree Bookshelf

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#64

Handcrafted Pentahex Osage Orange Clock & Maple Display Shelf

Handcrafted Pentahex Osage Orange Clock & Maple Display Shelf

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#65

For The Serious Reader, Only A Simple, Practical, & Easily Organised Design Will Suffice.

For The Serious Reader, Only A Simple, Practical, & Easily Organised Design Will Suffice.

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Beth Taccia
Community Member
4 years ago

Um...

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#66

Milky Lake & Waterfall Bookshelves

Milky Lake & Waterfall Bookshelves

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LucilleSmith
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5 years ago

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So ugly

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#67

Unique Bookshelf

Unique Bookshelf

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#68

Car Bookshelf

Car Bookshelf

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dougdoug
Community Member
4 years ago

cuz ya know why not

#69

The Niño Bookshelf

The Niño Bookshelf

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#70

Bookshelf

Bookshelf

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eaglegreen
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5 years ago

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Continuing to promote the status of owning a breed simply ignores the need for people to adopt dogs from shelters!!! You CAN find a dog which suits your/your families needs, desires, and wants from adoptive services for animals. Please, do not promote the buying of breed specific--even tho some of you rich people can afford it, you simply help perpetuate the problems of pet overpopulation! AND a second thing: REAL MEN DON'T NEED BALLS. . . .on their dogs.

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#71

#21 Leaning Bookshelf.

#21 Leaning Bookshelf.

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P.j. Duerbeck
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4 years ago

Where the room is always tilted...

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