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63 Unique Modern Bookshelves

From the Living Shelf to Gravity-Defying Bookcases

— July 5, 2009 — Art & Design
This cluster takes a look at some of the most unique modern bookshelves.

Even with more people moving over to ebooks, we're unlikely to see the extinction of the paper book in this lifetime. However, chances are, we won't be turning to them for reference (thanks, Wikipedia and dictionary.com), only heading to the shelf for that comforting read. What this means, then, for bookshelves, is that people will either want them to camouflage with the decor, or more likely, serve as decorative statement pieces. This cluster examines some of the unique modern bookshelves that have surfaced from around the world.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
63
Ornamental Libraries
Ornamental Libraries
The Bookman Shelf
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62
Random Shelving by MDF Italia
Random Shelving by MDF Italia
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61
Musical Bookshelves
Musical Bookshelves
The Wazz AL by NoDesign
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60
Tool-less Shelving
Tool-less Shelving
The Xv Shelving System
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59
DNA-Inspired Furniture
DNA-Inspired Furniture
The MyDNA Bookcase
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58
Polar Book
Polar Book
Joe Bookshelf
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57
Bookcase Cave
Bookcase Cave
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56
Bathtubs with Bookshelves
Bathtubs with Bookshelves
The ‘Library Bath' by Malin Lundmark Screams Relaxation
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55
Virtual Book Shelves For Real Shopping
Virtual Book Shelves For Real Shopping
Zoomii On-Line Bookstore
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54
Racetrack Bookshelves
Racetrack Bookshelves
The Infinite Loop Bookcase Makes Continuous Reading Easy
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53
Aztec Snake Bookcase
Aztec Snake Bookcase
Quetza
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52
Books as Balance Weights
Books as Balance Weights
The See-Saw Bookshelf
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51
Bookshelves for Bookworms
Bookshelves for Bookworms
Lili Lite Turns Off When You Place An Open Book on Shelf
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50
Sound Waves As Design
Sound Waves As Design
Storyline Shelf Means "Bliss"
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49
Free-Range Furniture
Free-Range Furniture
ZiG Bamboo Bookcase
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48
Voronoi Shelf by Marc Newson
Voronoi Shelf by Marc Newson
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47
Global Warming Shelves
Global Warming Shelves
Tao Ma's Iceberg-Laden Bookshelf Reminds You to Go Green
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46
LED Clock Shelves
LED Clock Shelves
The Anka CD Clock
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45
Recycled Office Cabinet Shelves
Recycled Office Cabinet Shelves
Drawerment
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44
Shelf-Lamp Hybrids (UPDATE)
Shelf-Lamp Hybrids (UPDATE)
The ‘TwistTogether Lamp' Blocks Serve as Storage Units
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43
Heartbeat-Inspired Designs
Heartbeat-Inspired Designs
Pulseline Shelf
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42
Color Coded Homes
Color Coded Homes
Rainbow Bookshelf
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41
Time-Telling Furniture
Time-Telling Furniture
The Multifunctional Clock Shelf Helps You Keep Time and Order
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40
Suspended Bookshelves
Suspended Bookshelves
Salkim Bookhangers
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39
Angular Storage
Angular Storage
The Quad Book Shelf
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38
Rolling Bookshelf Seating
Rolling Bookshelf Seating
Bookinist & Easy Reader Let You Take Your Books With You
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37
Geeky Home Decor Has Hidden Meaning
Geeky Home Decor Has Hidden Meaning
Equation Bookshelf
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36
A New Wave in Furniture
A New Wave in Furniture
The Storyline Shelf
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35
Backpack Shelves
Backpack Shelves
TidyPack Expandable Wardrobe System
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34
Flying Shelves
Flying Shelves
The 'Snow Bird' by Marisko Studios Gives Your Walls Some Flare
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33
DIY Nerdy Decor
DIY Nerdy Decor
Turn Your Shelf Into a Pixelated Parade of Computer Icons
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32
Gravity Defying Bookshelves
Gravity Defying Bookshelves
Neon ADDI Billy's Brother Shelf Looks Like It'll Tip
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31
Fake Book as a Shelf
Fake Book as a Shelf
Your Books Floating on the Wall
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30
Religious Juxtaposition
Religious Juxtaposition
A Bookshelf for the Religiously Confused
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29
Boldly Bizarre Bookshelves
Boldly Bizarre Bookshelves
The 'Crisis' Shelf Adds Electric Orange Punch To Your Decor
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28
Bent Nail Bookshelves
Bent Nail Bookshelves
The Movement Bookcase
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27
Wall-Mounted Stiletto Racks
Wall-Mounted Stiletto Racks
Mashallah Shoeshelf
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26
Hostile Bookshelves
Hostile Bookshelves
‘Of War & Wits & Powers' by Daniel Loves Objects
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25
Balancing Bookshelf
Balancing Bookshelf
"Maintain The Balance of Your Knowledge!"
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24
Speech Bubble Bookshelves
Speech Bubble Bookshelves
'Shelves Comic' Makes for Quirky Wall Storage
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23
BookShelf Adjusts Shape to Contents
BookShelf Adjusts Shape to Contents
Elastica BookShelf
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22
Maze-Like Furniture
Maze-Like Furniture
Rick Ivey Ontario's Steel Bookshelf
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21
Geographic Shelves
Geographic Shelves
'Oh, The Farmer and The Cowman Should Be Friends' Bookshelf
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20
Geometric Furniture
Geometric Furniture
The Pyramid Bookcase Gives Your Books a Futuristic Twist
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19
Cardboard Shelving
Cardboard Shelving
Eco-Friendly Magma UK Bookstore
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18
Expanding Bookshelves
Expanding Bookshelves
REK Bookcase Grows With Your Needs
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17
Circular Bookshelves
Circular Bookshelves
Innovative Book Storage That Rounds Up the Reading Experience
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16
Spiderweb-Inspired Storage
Spiderweb-Inspired Storage
'Silk' Book Cases Bring Nature To The Home
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15
Twisted Wall Surfaces
Twisted Wall Surfaces
DuPont Corian Goes From Flat Countertop to Flowing Shelves
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14
Utilizing Limited Spaces
Utilizing Limited Spaces
Staircase Library
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13
Keyboard Shelves
Keyboard Shelves
Foldable Display Art For Book Loving Piano Buffs
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12
Space Saving Furniture
Space Saving Furniture
Rotating Book Shelf
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11
Sustainable Wood Furniture
Sustainable Wood Furniture
The Woodloops FSC-Certified Bookshelf
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10
Green Creative Interior Design
Green Creative Interior Design
Alternating Tread Bookcase Stair
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9
Flipping Wall Shelves
Flipping Wall Shelves
Sebastian Errazuriz's Disappearing Repisa N5
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8
Spider Web Bookcases
Spider Web Bookcases
Graphic Bookshelf Designed For Art Basel Miami Show
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7
Plant-Inspired Furniture
Plant-Inspired Furniture
The Wisdom Tree Bookshelf
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6
Convertible Storage Systems
Convertible Storage Systems
The Transformer Shelf
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5
Green DIY Bookshelves
Green DIY Bookshelves
The ‘Book Book Shelf' by Not Tom Recycles Your Old Novels
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4
Upside-Down Storage
Upside-Down Storage
The Anti-Gravity Bookshelf
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3
Innovative Book Shelves
Innovative Book Shelves
Creative Home Libraries
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2
Bright Contrast Furniture
Bright Contrast Furniture
Sculptural Bookshelf with Bench and Matching Pieces
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1
Transformer Couches
Transformer Couches
'Living Landscape Ludus Sofa' with Integrated Shelving
<