10 of the Coolest Bookshelves You Need to Display all of Those Great Books

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Book lovers know that our obsession doesn’t just begin and end with the written word—we also love fun reading accessories. And nothing is more fun than a cool, inventive way to show off all your books. So here are 10 of the coolest bookshelves around, guaranteed to make your friends jealous and your books happy:

  1. Bookcase Chair


For those lazy book readers, nothing is better than a bookcase chair. Finish one book and just reach down for the next one.

  1. Invisible Bookshelf


Your books could be floating on the wall as if by magic! This shelf is deceptively simple, but we like to pretend it’s happening through witchcraft.

  1. Read Your Bookcase


Sometimes you just want your furniture to yell at you. This bookcase is both functional and instructive.

  1. Industrial Lighting Bookshelf


Convenient and cool, this iron bookshelf is perfect for any modern home. Plus it lights up so you’ll always be able to see those titles.

  1. Hanging Book Rack


And you thought books could only sit on shelves. This hanging book rack shows off your titles while making some pretty cool wall art.

  1. Book Balance


Speaking of cool wall art, this artfully simple shelf is interactive, inventive and just plain interesting.

  1. Built Into the Stairs


We love when bookshelves line a staircase, but why not go one step further and make the actual stairs a bookshelf? These stairs even have a built-in slide, which makes them extra awesome.

  1. The United States of Books


Show off your ‘Merica pride with this awesomely huge shelf—just cram those books into the state of your choice.

  1. Equilibrium Bookcase


This bookcase might make you feel a bit unbalanced, but it’s certainly interesting to look at.

  1. Walking Bookshelf


If you’re someone who likes to exercise while you read, then this is the bookshelf for you. Try not to get too dizzy to finish the book.

Which unique bookshelf is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

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