The Coolest Bookshelves You’ve Ever Seen

by Amy on April 25, 2021

As parents, we all know reading is fundamental. Design — well, that sometimes takes a backseat to all the other things we’ve got going on in our lives, but it’s nice to infuse a little major wow factor (thank you, Mr. Gunn) into our wardrobes and our homes from time to time.

Since we’re a bunch of book nerds around here (and proud of it, by the way), we completely geeked out over each of these bookshelf designs when we first saw them, and we’re still finding ourselves clicking on them again and again, dreaming about where we’d put them if we were lucky enough to take them home.

First, there’s the Swedish-born READ bookshelf from Nordiska Kompaniet, above. There’s no better reminder than a literal one (in this case, it’s literally a literal literal one… oh, never mind) and we can’t take our eyes off this one in particular.

Next, there’s the equally straightforward but slightly more verbose divided single “Target Books” shelf from Mebrure Oral, which lets you split your books into a row of ones you’ve read and a row of ones you want to read.

In our case, sadly, this thing would buckle under the weight of its right side…

We’re simply spinning over the round bookcase from Behance, which doubles as a likely uncomfortable but still very cool reading bench. How cool is this for a kid’s room? Seriously?

And last but not least, the ultimate teaching tool — and an uber-organized, geographically-obsessed parent’s dream come true: the USA Bookcase by Ron Arad. Now there’s a way to teach a kid about America.

Happy reading, dear readers!


Photo credits: Nordiska Kompaniet, Mebrure Oral, Irina Zhdanova and Ron Arad.

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm April 25, 2021 at 5:01 am

The last one looks a little messy to me, but I LOVE the first one! Did you know there is a correlation between the number of books in a home and intelligence? True stat!

busy kids=happy mom April 25, 2021 at 5:17 am

I think bookshelves are awesome; however, mine never look as good as they do in the pictures! We tend to just have baskets of books in almost every room. Does a child become a better reader from having books in the home or making a trip to the library 1x a week?….. you guessed it - having books in the home! April 25, 2021 at 10:29 am

Wow — these bookcases are really great. We have tons of books in my house, and with these bookcases, the books won’t look like clutter, but will look like cool decor!

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