Fun, smart and unique bookcases

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If I had a house of unlimited space, I’d build a set of amazing floor-to-ceiling shelves and then invest in a ton of fun, clever, and unique shelves to fill other rooms. Unfortunately, I don’t have unlimited space, and the reality is that while I probably own more books than the average person, I also get rid of books regularly and don’t need to have a ton of books. space on the shelves. That’s not to say I don’t like dreaming this dream and drooling over the incredible array of shelves that populate this fantasy.

Whether you are looking for a bookshelf refresh or also want to entertain yourself with what your ideal home book situation would look like, here is a collection of amazing bookshelves. Some of these will be the type you attach to a wall, while others will be freestanding. There are “kids” shelves here that, of course, people of all ages can put in their homes, because why limit the fun?

Let’s take a look at these unique shelves and maybe even splurge on ourselves. I haven’t included some of the other awesome shelves including ropes and swings or the most expensive shelves in the world. The shelves included are available in a range of prices.

Fun, smart and unique shelves you can buy right now

Don’t believe that rainbow bookcase is only for children. Put this wherever you want! $40 and up.

Image of a tree-shaped light wood bookcase.

This position tree bookcase It’s incredible. The details, the spaciousness, the aesthetics – there’s nothing that isn’t amazing here. It’ll cost you a bit, though, at $2820, but it’s a work of art.

Image of a solid wood shelf with a live edge.  It has five Edison lights underneath.

This live-edge library with the Edison lights attached gives me all the vibes of a cozy cafe. $375

Image of a VW style bus in green and white.  It is loaded with children's books in a child's bedroom.

This is another shelf that is “for” children, but who wouldn’t want a Shelf inspired by the VW bus? This has a few color options and the shelves are flexible in depth. $277

Image of a large white bookcase in the shape of a dog.

Man’s best friend can also be where you store your books. Check out this rad dog shelf! $270 and up.

Now Reading bookcase in brown wood.

You might not be able to keep a ton of books on this shelf, but you can always know what you are. reading with that. $22

Image of two rectangle-shaped wooden shelves with an empty center.  A book is inside the center of each.

This is another one of those types of shelves where you can’t fit much, but you go for it because of the aesthetics. How fun this pair of wooden floating shelves? $20

Image of a hemispherical bookcase in dark brown.

the 3D style of this library really makes it pop. $289 and up with some color options.

Image of six colorful shelves in the shape of cubes.  They hang on a dark blue wall.

Choose from a rainbow of colors for this set of six cube shelves. I like the mix and match quality of the choices in the sample image. $500

Image of a set of shelves.  The sides of the shelves have a honeycomb pattern.  There are plants on the shelves.

Choose the number of shelves you want with this modular shelving unit. Honeycomb sides are so faded and add a nice touch of something special. $100 and up.

Image of a green and yellow tractor shelf.

For this perfect farmhouse decor (it’s cute, isn’t it?). $500 and up.

Image of a white bookshelf with six shelves in a geometric pattern.  It's against a gray wall.

It may not be the most unique of this collection, but this one geometric bookcase is fun AND super functional. $150.

You can fit a surprising number of books on this one-of-a-kind metal spiral bookcase. $625

Image of six rows of books hanging on the wall.

What a new (heh) way to use wall space. these hanging shelves does not damage your books and allows you to display cool covers. $71

Image of a shelf made up of three hexagons side by side.  It's behind a green chair.

I’m a big fan of modern furniture, and this hexagonal bookcase ticks all my boxes. $244 and up.

Image of a giant geometric bookshelf

Last but not least, this geometric bookcase is a showstopper. You will definitely be living in a decorative bookshelf dream with this piece of art. It will also cost you quite a bit at $4200.


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