Get the Look: Bookshelf Bazaar

Jen S. asks: “Have you ever noticed that most bookshelves are really ugly? I think I’ve finally found a pair that I like, but the whole category of furnishing is due for a revamp. Or maybe truly stylish people don’t use them?”

These bookshelves are clean, functional, stylish:




Brave Space Design Tetrad Mega Shelving, $700 – $3,500 at Design Public
Fabric Magazine Holder, $16.95 at Tiny Living
Madison Loop Ladder Bookshelf, $129.99 at Target
Blu Dot Chicago 3 Box Shelf, $799 at Design Public
Trig Five-Shelf Bookcase, $169 at CB2
Index Four Bookcase, $3,200 at Design Within Reach
Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf, $1,148.46 at All Modern
Flybrary Bookshelf by Umbra, $31.50 at Umbra
Steel Book Truck, $223 at US Library Furniture
10 Thomas Wold Block Party Book Case, $3,990 at Design Public
11 Hancock Bookcase, $199 at CB2
12 Quad Bookshelf, $1999 at Generate
13 Cadman Spine Bookcase, $169 at West Elm
14 Vitra Self Cabinet, from $685 at Unica Home
15 Ginko Shelving by Iannone Design, $1775.00 – $3550.00 at PlushPod
16 Array Bookcase, $189 at CB2
17 Graphic Pop Bookcase, $499 at PB Teen
18 Opus Shelving System, $495 at Design Within Reach
19 Acrylic Bookcase, $3,920.00 at PlushPod
20 Corner Me Shelving, $498 at Design Within Reach
21 Warwick Double Bookcase, $245 at Stacks and Stacks
22 Treku Bookcase, $1,150 at Design Within Reach
23 Cubitec Shelving, $245 – $265, at Design Within Reach
24 BERGSBO Bookcase, $279 at IKEA
25 Offi Ply Grid Shelf, $299 at Modern Seed
26 Sapien Bookcase, $198 – $298 at Design Within Reach
27 Illuzine Magazine Rack, $31.50 at Umbra
28 Scaffold Bookcase, $399 CB2
29 Spine Wood Bookcase, $179 at West Elm
30 Boom Hive Cube, $ at 2modern
31 Kartell Lovely Rita Bookshelf, $293.56 at All Modern Lighting
32 Blu Dot D2 Utility Shelving, from $569 at Design Public
33 Hivemindesign Tier Shelving, $7,200.00 at 2modern

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

4 thoughts on “Get the Look: Bookshelf Bazaar”

  1. Hard to pick a favorite. Love the Opus– it has some whimsy without losing its practicality– and no bookends needed!

  2. Opus is tres groovy. We have the Index (2nd item in 2nd row) and it is great; goes across D’s entire study. Of course, there’s no back, which is a pain for books, but good as a room divider if somebody was so inclined. Pricey, but we got the floor sample! Also have the wall pocket (2nd item in 1st row) – incredibly useful! OK, this is getting silly, but we also have the orange cubits (8th row) for our little orange loving guy – very cute but cubes are sort of limiting. And I love the IKEA Bergsbo – got some on Craig’s List in black. Yes particleboard, but quite sleek, and the glass doors are a nice touch. How do you feel about the Blu Dot Chicago? I think it would look good in your apt. You can stack books flat on the empty space in between the shelves…

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