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The rabbit is already out of the hat, print media  is dying. The truth hurts, but we are vastly sprinting to digital media with cloud computing. The ability to read your favorite book, paper, or magazine virtually is mind boggling. However don’t feel too sad, because great things usually get rediscovered. Take for examples retro/vintage design. It’s a very hot trend that’s widely appreciated among the design community. The same thing is bound to happen with bookcase designs.

When you think of a bookshelf the first picture your mind creates is probably a conventional rectangular shape on the wall that has books inside of it. However the designs we collected today, are completely beyond boring. The designers who created these beautiful masterpieces, had to make sure the books would have room to fit, sturdy enough to withstand weight/ware, and last but not least  be visually attractive.

Your home usually represent and expresses your personality. We all have different taste and find somethings more flattering than others. Make your home a better place to live, by adding a beautiful bookcase. Not only will you be doing yourself a favor, but you would also be making an industrial design statement. You have great taste/class, now it’s your turn to display it!

Without further ado we hope that the following bookcase designs will inspire you in some form of way. Most of the bookcases/bookshelf’s are available for purchase, however others are simply concept ideas that are capable or reality. All of the images are liked to their original source where we originally found them. So if you have possible interest, just click the image and you will be redirected.

1. Twig Twig Bookcase

2. Dedalo Bookcase from Porada

3. Konnex Slot-in Bookcase

4. Read Your Bookcase

5. Book/Staircase

6. Blu Dot Shilf Bookcase

7. Bookcase built into stairs

8. Fitting Pyramid

9. Piniwini

10. Read Book shelf

11. OFO Bookcase Chair

12. Bookshelf by Ron Arad

13. Booktree by Kostas Syrtariotis

14. Dave Pickett – Nook Coffee Table

15. Tatik / chair-bookshelf object

16. Robox Bookshelf

17. Circular Walking Bookshelf by David Garcia

18. Rope Bridge Bookshelf

19. Sinapsi by Sebastian Errazuriz

20. T.Shelf

21. Equilibrium Bookcase by Malaganafrom

22. Tectonic Bookcase

23. Ju Hyeon Oh & Eun-Jee Kim’s Horizontal Bookcase

24. Bookshelf by SuperLimão Studio

25. Modernist Bookshelf

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  1. Was just picking out a design for my bookshelves – thanks :)

  2. Surprising case designs, i never thought about bookshelves are arranging like this, looks so amazing. I will surely try this on my room. Thanks

  3. I’ve seen some of these before (like the Dedalo bookcase), but it was great to have so many in one place. Some of them are amazing (while some I just gotta have like NOW (e.g. UFO chair or the Geo book shelf – as they are the best duo-function bookshelves to me).

  4. What a wonderful post! This is why I love your blog – so many unique ideas!

  5. I love many of these designs, especially numbers 5,7,8,9,19,26, 32 and 43. For pure design and beauty the Krea is just beautiful. As a librarian some of them would fit well in modern libraries, even small spaces. Wish I could afford even one of them! I’m glad that someone has decided to make bookcases functional and beautiful. It’s about time!

  6. Tina Sapra lalvani October 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Fabulous stuff..loved it totally

  7. great post .got to build myself a new book case………reading is wonderful

  8. I love these bookselves ALL of them. “Design”

  9. Definitely, the best bookcases I’ve ever seen. Everything looks lovely, I can’t choose which is the best one, all of them looks really cool and stylish. I would love to have one of those in my living room.

  10. MooMooZ like all designs

  11. Hi I am gathering a collection of bookcases available for purchaise on my blog. Is there a way to buy anything from posted above items. E.g. would love to add the US country bookcase on my site!

    In general liked your collection a lot!

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