Always in need of more bookshelf space I’m always on the lookout for bookshelves that are not only space-saving but are pleasing to the eye. Over the past few years I have seen some really creative (and sometimes outrageous) bookshelf designs. Some, it seems, are more works of art than storage and display for books. Some bookcases may work in a library or the office but most are designed for the home. No longer are bookshelves in the home just storage for books. Books shelves are now an integral of home decor.
So as I continue to dream of what I would like to have in my home one day, I compiled a short list of some of the bookshelves I have found on the Web that I really take a liking too.
Here is one that is artistic and imaginative while being practical:
The design artist, Shawn Soh, has the following on his website: “a tree becomes a book becomes a tree.” It would be good in a child’s bedroom or for the playroom in the home. But it can also work wonderfully in a kindergarten or in the children’s section of a public or school library.
The Bookman bookshelf is a work of art as well as a bookshelf:
I could just see boys (who in many cases are less inclined to read) in the library wanting to pick-up a book from this bookshelf to read (and who knows, maybe even borrow one as well!).
The Cave creates a space within a bookshelf for the reader:
I think this is another bookshelf that might interest children enough to want to curl up with a book!
And if I ever run out of space for storing books in my home, I could try using a staircase like this:
So what do you think of these bookshelves? Do you think they would inspire your children to want to read a book? Can you see yourself with any of these in your home?