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 4 years ago

Beautiful

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#2

Bookcase Chair

Bookcase Chair

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MarenCarlsen 4 years ago

This is practical

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Creative Shelf

Creative Shelf

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TeleriNyfain 4 years ago

This is an ANCIENT design for books - for scrolls actually :D I'd love one in my house!

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#4

Bookshelf Staircase

Bookshelf Staircase

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JulieMorris 4 years ago

People standing on my beloved book? I don't think so!

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#5

Build-In Bookshelves With Backlighting

Build-In Bookshelves With Backlighting

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FaresZah 4 years ago

Amazing!

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Piano Bookshelf

Piano Bookshelf

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ZivileGalvydyte 4 years ago

Would love to have one, this is just beautiful !

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#7

Doctor Who Bookcase

Doctor Who Bookcase

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CindyWoods 4 years ago

someone send me info on where to get one please, or the blueprints either will work.

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#8

Usa Bookshelf

Usa Bookshelf

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LaviniaPisani 4 years ago

where can you get this?

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#9

The Archive Book Wheel

The Archive Book Wheel

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TriciaLemoine 4 years ago

I needs a bright cushion though.

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#10

Invisible Bookshelf

Invisible Bookshelf

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ShubhamRaut 4 years ago

I don't understand. Won't the hard cover of the bottom most book dangle down?

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#11

Cat Friendly Bookcase

Cat Friendly Bookcase

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DivaSansanwal 4 years ago

shelf might be friendly, I don't think the cats will, though...

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#12

Flower Bookshelf

Flower Bookshelf

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DonGuild 4 years ago

very nice

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#13

Dome Bookshelf

Dome Bookshelf

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CatherineTrain 4 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 4 years ago

Clever, but very bulky.

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#15

Framed Bookshelf

Framed Bookshelf

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RinNth 4 years ago

Did it try to prove its innocence?

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Tree Bookshelf

Tree Bookshelf

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MarcelPrevaritura 4 years ago

You mean "Ent Bookshelf"

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#17

Bookworm Bookcase

Bookworm Bookcase

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TriciaLemoine 4 years ago

Again, seriously needs a cushion.

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#18

Balance Bookshelf

Balance Bookshelf

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slywlf 4 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 4 years ago

Looks cat-friendly :P

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#20

Batman Shelf

Batman Shelf

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DonGuild 4 years ago

Good in a little boys room

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#21

Read Your Bookcase

Read Your Bookcase

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VictoriaReyPiuma 3 years ago

Very nice!

#22

Bookshelf

Bookshelf

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ArnoldasKemeklis 4 years ago

Awesome!

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#23

Bookshelf Bench

Bookshelf Bench

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Ann Coffman 3 years ago

THIS I like! Practical, and keeps the books upright

#24

Pinpres Shelf

Pinpres Shelf

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NorfinTroll16 3 years ago

That is awesome!

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#25

Optical Illusion Bookshelf

Optical Illusion Bookshelf

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CaroleMann 4 years ago

How does it work?

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#26

Steel Pipe Shelf

Steel Pipe Shelf

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NorfinTroll16 3 years ago

Very vintage

#27

Hazel Tree Shelf

Hazel Tree Shelf

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Tree Branch Bookshelf

Tree Branch Bookshelf

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#29

Whale Bookshelf

Whale Bookshelf

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TriciaLemoine 4 years ago

Cute design, but horrible use of space.

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#30

Bookshelve

Bookshelve

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Beth Taccia 3 years ago

I love this!! Perfect for books as well as your knick-knacks! Plus it's just a mess so I probably could make it! LOL

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#31

Hollow Book Chair

Hollow Book Chair

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Ann Coffman 3 years ago

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

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#32

Bubble Shelves

Bubble Shelves

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JanRees 3 years ago

Not bubble shelf, Olympic rings shelf

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#33

Puretro Shelf

Puretro Shelf

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Hanging Bookshelf

Hanging Bookshelf

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VictoriaReyPiuma 3 years ago

It looks nice but I'd have te get about 20 of them... sigh

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#35

Rainbow Shelf

Rainbow Shelf

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Cayman 3 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 4 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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PaulaEzell 4 years ago

Perfect cookbook storage. And you could add a book keeper to hold an open book in place while you are cooking for easy reading.

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#38

Minimalist Bookshelf

Minimalist Bookshelf

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#39

Pipe Wall Shelf

Pipe Wall Shelf

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#40

Table Shelf

Table Shelf

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#41

Floating Bookshelfs

Floating Bookshelfs

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Typographic Bookshelf

Typographic Bookshelf

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Box Bookshelf

Box Bookshelf

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Izabella Borowiak-Miller 2 years ago

cute idea!

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#44

Bookcase From An Old Organ

Bookcase From An Old Organ

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Bridge Bookshelf

Bridge Bookshelf

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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 3 years ago

sooooooo cute

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#48

Alphabet Bookcase

Alphabet Bookcase

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VikiBanaszak 4 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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VictoriaReyPiuma 3 years ago

I like this its flowy and beautiful. .. just too small

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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 3 years ago

Because reading, too, will soon be extinct.

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#52

Bookshelf Display Rack

Bookshelf Display Rack

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#53

Windswept Tree Shelf

Windswept Tree Shelf

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RueSingh 3 years ago

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

#54

The Books Shelf

The Books Shelf

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Inverted Bookshelf

Inverted Bookshelf

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Elizabeth Homer 3 years ago

How does this work?

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#56

Domestic Tree Bookcase

Domestic Tree Bookcase

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#57

Bookshelf "check"

Bookshelf "check"

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Art of Galom 3 years ago

nice to have for todo-toread books :)

#58

Wooden Book Rack

Wooden Book Rack

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#59

Skull Book Shelves

Skull Book Shelves

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VictoriaReyPiuma 3 years ago

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

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Curvy Bookshelf

Curvy Bookshelf

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#61

Coffee Table Bookshelf

Coffee Table Bookshelf

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Read

Read

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VictoriaReyPiuma 3 years ago

Nice

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Nursery Tree Bookshelf

Nursery Tree Bookshelf

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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 3 years ago

Um...

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#66

Milky Lake & Waterfall Bookshelves

Milky Lake & Waterfall Bookshelves

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LucilleSmith 4 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 3 years ago

cuz ya know why not

#69

The Niño Bookshelf

The Niño Bookshelf

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Bookshelf

Bookshelf

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eaglegreen 4 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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#21 Leaning Bookshelf.

#21 Leaning Bookshelf.

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Beth Taccia 3 years ago

Love it

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