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The 12 Coolest Bookshelves You’ve Ever Seen

Getting your kids excited about going to the library might be a chore sometimes. Libraries are typically quiet, serious places, but whoever said that they should look dull and boring? A little innovative design can turn those rows of stored books into fun and imaginative art. With summer reading season on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest bookshelves we could find. You can share with your local library, or maybe get inspired enough to bring one of these to your own home. Either way, these twelve eclectic, whimsical and awe-inspiring bookshelves will make book storage and reading with your child instantly more fun.

12. Second and a half dimension bookshelf by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad

11. Round sofa bookshelf by Irina Zhdanova

10. The Bookworm bookshelf by Kartell
Spiral wall mounted bookshelf

9. Read Your Bookcase by Eva Alessandrini & Roberto Saporiti
Bookcase who's dividers spell out, read your bookcase

8. Polar Bear Bookcase by iBride/Benoit Convers

7. Curved Bookshelf by Wood Curve

6. The Cave Bookcase by Sakura Adachi

5. Pac Man Bookshelf by GinePro Design

4. United States bookshelf by Ron Arad

3. A “magic” upside down bookshelf (DIY guide here)
Upside down bookshelf with no visible means of holding the books

2. A chair-bookshelf hybrid by by Tembolat Gugkaev

1.Le Spirale repurposed cardboard bookshelf by Elsa Pagis (and a cardboard furniture DIY guide here)

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  • Most of these will be very BAD for your books, causing damage to the covers and warping. Books should not be stored in uneven spaces with angles other than 90*. Too many designers make “book” shelves with no regard for the BOOKS!