From Slasher-Inspired Bookends to Mystical Mermaid Bookends

By: Mesel Isaac - Published: Jan 23, 2014
These unique bookends are so awesome that they might just inspire you to buy a book so you have an excuse to use them.

Bookends have moved on from their initial utilitarian design of wooden or metal planks that you place on both ends of your book collections. Now many bookends feature ornate designs, detailed craftsmanship and clever arrangements that make it seem that your static bookends have a sense of movement. Bookends have almost become a work of art in their own right.

From samurai sword bookends to zombie bookends and even mermaid bookends, these unique bookends will be ones you'll cherish forever, or at least until they finally design books that can stand up on their own without fear of constantly tipping over.