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101 Curiously Contemporary Bookshelves

From Batty Book Organizers to Crazily Hostile Bookcases

— December 31, 2012 — Art & Design
Don't even think about tossing those treasured hardcover novels in any storage case; contemporary bookshelves show off your book's best attributes.

With the emergence of e-book technology, most people may believe print literature is a dying breed. Displaying your novels in a case that swirls around a cushioned seat or climbs up your wall like stairs breathes new life into old books. Furthermore, if you have made the switch to digital reading then a floating bookcase, or one that depicts the outline of a man, can turn your forgotten paperbacks and hardcovers into artwork.

Contemporary bookshelves help to cultivate your fond appreciation for literature. Nothing makes reading more fun than seeing the novels displayed in a quirky way when you enter a room.

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Whimsical Storage Systems
Whimsical Storage Systems
The Clown Bookshelf by Andrey Zyomko Plays a Literal Balancing Act
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Bold Citrus Novel Storage
Bold Citrus Novel Storage
The Lemon Bookends by Design Atelier Article are a Fresh and Fabulous
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98
Plastic Wire Bookshelves
Plastic Wire Bookshelves
‘SOLO 1 LIBRO' Lets You Bookmark Readings in a Decorative Lam
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97
House-Shaped Bookshelves
House-Shaped Bookshelves
The Readers' Nest by WIS Design Provides Comfort and Safety for Novels
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Leaning Tower of Books
Leaning Tower of Books
Andrea Vecera's Italia Bookshelf Embodies the Elements of a Rich Culture
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95
Question Mark Book Storage
Question Mark Book Storage
The Wha Bookshelf Provides Ample Reading Light
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Skewed Slot Shelving
Skewed Slot Shelving
The Bookshape Shelf Prescribes the Disheveled Organization of Publications
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93
Elaborate Botanical Bookcases
Elaborate Botanical Bookcases
Nautinox Greenbook is a Storage System that Doubles as an Espalier
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92
Ornamental Libraries
Ornamental Libraries
The Bookman Shelf
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Bird Perch Storage
Bird Perch Storage
Notus Designs Transforms Birdhouses into Shelf Space
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90
Musical Bookshelves
Musical Bookshelves
The Wazz AL by NoDesign
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89
Sewing Stash Files
Sewing Stash Files
Fabric Organizers by DeNiece's Designs Keep Yardgoods in Order
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88
Steel Tilted Book Organizers
Steel Tilted Book Organizers
Artistically Display Your Treasured Novels with the Magda Bookshelf
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Many-Leafed Magazine Racks
Many-Leafed Magazine Racks
The Ligne Roset Paper Table is a Lazy Susan Library
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Movie-Reel Shelving
Movie-Reel Shelving
The Toboga Bookcase by Tarcisio Colzani Spices Up Your Living Area
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Open Birdhouse Bookshelves
Open Birdhouse Bookshelves
Ferm Living Studios Can Become Home to a Variety of Items
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Scannable Storage Systems
Scannable Storage Systems
The Barcode Bookshelf Aligns Novel Spines to Mimic Store Stickers
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Comics to Motivate Youth
Comics to Motivate Youth
Howtoons Teach Recycling
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Bathroom Bookshelves
Bathroom Bookshelves
The Split Sink from Emo Design Saves Space is a Bookshelf-Sink Hybrid
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Excised Novel Storage
Excised Novel Storage
The 315 Bookshelf Holds Volumes Through the Removal of Material
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Pixelated Pac-Man Book-Holders
Pixelated Pac-Man Book-Holders
The 3D Ghost Shelf by LightYourselfUp Will Scare Off Roommates
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Bookworm Fireplaces
Bookworm Fireplaces
Snuggle Up to a Warm Fire and Hot Cocoa with the Helios Fireplace
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Elastic Bookshelves
Elastic Bookshelves
The Booksling Offers a Place to Hang Your Books
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Astounding Adjustable Bookshelves
Astounding Adjustable Bookshelves
The 'Hold On Tight Shelf' is a Welcome Invention
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Polar Book
Polar Book
Joe Bookshelf
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Round Segmented Shelving
Round Segmented Shelving
Kim Ji-hye Designs a Quirky Circular Bookshelf
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Manuscript Shelving Units
Manuscript Shelving Units
Scroll Bookshelf Adds an Adventurous Ancient Element for the Bookworm
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Lightweight Contemporary Shelving
Lightweight Contemporary Shelving
Aliante Bookshelf by Davide Anzalone Adapts to Your Collection
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Curvy Bookcase Seating
Curvy Bookcase Seating
The Ofo Chair by Solovyov Design is Both Modern and Versatile
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Hybrid Children's Furniture
Hybrid Children's Furniture
The Casaurus by Koichiro Hoshino is Multifunctional
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Porcupine Bookcases
Porcupine Bookcases
A Unique Bookshelf That Mimics Our Pointy Little Forest Friends
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Simple Staircase Bookcases
Simple Staircase Bookcases
The Serpentin Library Arranges Your Hardcovers Along a Slanted Ascent
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Leaning Library Furniture
Leaning Library Furniture
Patricia Yasmine Graf Lets the Wall Do the Work for Kantik Big
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Earthquake-Inspired Shelving
Earthquake-Inspired Shelving
Tembolat Gugkeav's Tectonic Bookcase is Precariously Balanced
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Aztec Snake Bookcase
Aztec Snake Bookcase
Quetza
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Fallen Log Seating
Fallen Log Seating
Toby Horrocks' Freefold Furniture Features a Seat-Bookshelf Hybrid
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Book Nerd Furniture
Book Nerd Furniture
Remi Van Oers Creates Industrial Designs Perfect for Reading
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Reader Reminder Bookshelves
Reader Reminder Bookshelves
The TarGetBooks Shelf Organizes Novels in Two Categories
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Reading-Material Seating
Reading-Material Seating
The Functional HOI Magazine Chair by Jules & Jeremy
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Thought Cloud Furniture
Thought Cloud Furniture
Dripta Roy's Dream Bookshelf Will Have You Daydreaming in No Time
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Titillating Tree Bookcases
Titillating Tree Bookcases
Roberto Corazza Makes Funky Book Shelves That's Hip and Functional
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Slide Seating
Slide Seating
Lapsi Children's Chair Creates a Groovy Comfortable Reading Area
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Bookshelves for Bookworms
Bookshelves for Bookworms
Lili Lite Turns Off When You Place An Open Book on Shelf
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Novel Seating Options
Novel Seating Options
The Sunflower Chair Features Bookcase Making it Functional and Fantastic
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Global Warming Shelves
Global Warming Shelves
Tao Ma's Iceberg-Laden Bookshelf Reminds You to Go Green
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Perfect Score Bookshelves
Perfect Score Bookshelves
Check Shelf by Jongho Park is a Symbolic and Modern Design
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Backbone Bookshelves
Backbone Bookshelves
The Schiena Bookcase by Pietro Travaglini Looks like a Spinal Cord
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Angle-Mirrored Bookcases
Angle-Mirrored Bookcases
The Lean Book Shelf by Monocomplex Sports an Ombre Color Palette
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Modular Book Storage
Modular Book Storage
The Profile Bookcase Puts Those Novels in Their Place
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Crooked Bookcases
Crooked Bookcases
Lisa Sandall Creates a Slanted and Stylish Storage Unit
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Adjustable Bookends
Adjustable Bookends
The 'Hold on Tight' Shelf is Perfect for Minimalist Bookworms
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Christian-Themed Bookshelves
Christian-Themed Bookshelves
The Cross-Shaped Kruis Bookcase by Casimir Meubelen
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Moderntique Shelves
Moderntique Shelves
Delight in Stanislav Katz's Decay Shelves
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Swaying Novel Storage
Swaying Novel Storage
Rock Library by Arik Levy is a Dry Land Boat for Book Lovers
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Suspended Bookshelves
Suspended Bookshelves
Salkim Bookhangers
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Geeky Home Decor Has Hidden Meaning
Geeky Home Decor Has Hidden Meaning
Equation Bookshelf
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Wheelbarrow Bookshelves
Wheelbarrow Bookshelves
Nils Holger Moorman Creates Fun Designs for Book Lovers
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Super-Sized Puzzle Furniture
Super-Sized Puzzle Furniture
The Zelli Bookcase is a Puzzling Way to Store Your Stuff
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Circus Act Shelving
Circus Act Shelving
The Equilibrium Bookcase by Malagana Design is a Lesson in Balancing
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Biological Bookshelves
Biological Bookshelves
Cell Reading Bookshelf Serves as a Personal Hideaway
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Compact Reading Nooks
Compact Reading Nooks
A Simple, Space-Saving 'Library' by Guy Eddington
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Gravity Defying Bookshelves
Gravity Defying Bookshelves
Neon ADDI Billy's Brother Shelf Looks Like It'll Tip
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Bent Nail Bookshelves
Bent Nail Bookshelves
The Movement Bookcase
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Hostile Bookshelves
Hostile Bookshelves
‘Of War & Wits & Powers' by Daniel Loves Objects
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Piping Novel Holders
Piping Novel Holders
The Bookshelf Pipe Combines Form and Function
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Balancing Bookshelf
Balancing Bookshelf
"Maintain The Balance of Your Knowledge!"
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Bending Bookshelves
Bending Bookshelves
The Bookworm Shelf is Shaped Like a Snail
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Arbor-Inspired Space Savers
Arbor-Inspired Space Savers
Shawn Soh's Tree Bookshelf Takes Books Back from Whence They Came
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Vice Clamp Bookshelves
Vice Clamp Bookshelves
Francesco Polare Designs the Newton Bookshelf, Adding Art to Shelving
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Honeycomb Bookcases
Honeycomb Bookcases
LAVA Architect's Design for Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
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Suspended Bookshelves
Suspended Bookshelves
Adrien De Melo's Upside Down Library
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Speech Bubble Bookshelves
Speech Bubble Bookshelves
'Shelves Comic' Makes for Quirky Wall Storage
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Hidden Hinged Shelving
Hidden Hinged Shelving
This Seating System with Bookshelf is an Efficient Reading Recliner
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Horizontal Book Benches
Horizontal Book Benches
Bookcase by Aissa Logerot Reads Versatility and Material Honesty
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BookShelf Adjusts Shape to Contents
BookShelf Adjusts Shape to Contents
Elastica BookShelf
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Convertible Bookcases
Convertible Bookcases
The Bookspile Bookshelf Features Quirky Configurations
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Slowly Sinking Bookcases
Slowly Sinking Bookcases
Raw Edges' Hole In The Floor is Full of Whimsy and Character
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Top 10 Novel Ideas + Invisible Floating Bookshelf
Top 10 Novel Ideas + Invisible Floating Bookshelf
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Geographic Shelves
Geographic Shelves
'Oh, The Farmer and The Cowman Should Be Friends' Bookshelf
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Accordion-Style Storage
Accordion-Style Storage
The Zigzag Shelf Opens from Flat for a Convenient Collapsible Furnishing
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Storybook Storage Systems
Storybook Storage Systems
The Pagina Bookcase Looks Like a Magnified Model of an Open Novel
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Rigidly Refined Bookcases
Rigidly Refined Bookcases
The Severin Bookshelf Strikes a Beautiful Balance of Function and Form
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Circular Seating Bookcases
Circular Seating Bookcases
The Archive Bookshelf Collection by David Garcia
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2D Illusion Shelving
2D Illusion Shelving
The Bias of Thoughts Bookshelf Takes on a Three-Dimensional Personality
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Warped Bookshelves
Warped Bookshelves
Sang Hoon Kim Warps the Regular Perception of a Bookcase
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Circular Bookshelves
Circular Bookshelves
Innovative Book Storage That Rounds Up the Reading Experience
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Floating Literature Holders
Floating Literature Holders
The 'Conceal Book Shelf' Makes One a Reading Magician
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Puzzle Piece Bookshelves
Puzzle Piece Bookshelves
These Shelving Units from Bloq (Paul Johnson) are Fun and Functional
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Furniture Hiding Bookshelves
Furniture Hiding Bookshelves
As If From Nowhere by Orla Reynolds is Cleverly Space-Saving
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Batty Book Organizers
Batty Book Organizers
Batman Bookshelves Bring Vigilante Order to Your Room
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Book Storage Seating
Book Storage Seating
The Fishbol Bookseat is the Ultimate Bookworm Lounger
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Bough-Burgeoning Bookcases
Bough-Burgeoning Bookcases
The Booktree Shelf by Kostas Syrtariotis Bears Literary Fruit
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Spider Web Bookcases
Spider Web Bookcases
Graphic Bookshelf Designed For Art Basel Miami Show
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Plant-Inspired Furniture
Plant-Inspired Furniture
The Wisdom Tree Bookshelf
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Curling Shelving Units
Curling Shelving Units
Bookworm by Atelier 010 Curves Organically Against the Wall
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Green DIY Bookshelves
Green DIY Bookshelves
The ‘Book Book Shelf' by Not Tom Recycles Your Old Novels
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Upside-Down Storage
Upside-Down Storage
The Anti-Gravity Bookshelf
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Elegantly Urban Shelves
Elegantly Urban Shelves
The sheLLf Bookcase by Ka-Lai Chan is an Intricate Design
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Bright Contrast Furniture
Bright Contrast Furniture
Sculptural Bookshelf with Bench and Matching Pieces
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Mind-Boggling Invisible Bookcases
Mind-Boggling Invisible Bookcases
TEEbooks Shelves Put Your Paperbacks Front and Center
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