A Guide to Choosing and Using Bookcases and Bookshelves
Find ideal ready-made bookcases or build your own bookcase. Learn about materials, sizes and styles by reading our guide to finding the perfect bookshelves for your home.
Home is where your books are. If you cherish books you probably don't give them away once you've finished reading them. Before you know it you've got more books than space for them. Your bookcases are stacked double deep, and the books are getting covered in dust. Time for more bookshelves!
How to Choose Your Bookcases
To start with, ask yourself these questions:
So, answers in hand, how do you know which kind of bookcase is best for you? There are many types of bookcases available, so we've worked out a guide to help you figure out which type of bookcase is good for each type of use. For each bookcase style we'll tell you about:
Ladder Bookshelvesare sleek, free-standing units that also work well as decorative furniture. They're available in many colors and sizes, there's even a corner model.
Corner Bookshelvescan turn your unused corner into an attractive space for displaying your books, collections and treasures.
Leaning Bookcasestake advantage of the wall behind them for their support. They "lean" back against the wall, providing you with staggered shelves from bottom to top.
Folding Bookcasesare great for students and others who need the flexiblity of moving bookcases without having to dissassemble them. Just pack up the books, fold up the bookcase, and you're on your way.
Dormitory Bookcases and Shelves Revolving Bookcases Barrister Bookcases Built-In Bookcases
Dormitory Bookcases and Shelveswill give you some great ideas and shelving solutions for student dorms and apartments. These are bookcases and shelves designed for anyone who isn't living permanently in any one location and moves around a lot.
Revolving BookcasesWhile you might not have considered revolving bookcases in your home before, you have got to take a look at what's available. These units are sleek, space-saving and really catch your eye!
Barrister Bookcaseshave glass doors that protect each shelf. Each door is on its own hinge, and it slides up and out of the way when you want access to a shelf. These bookcases are designed for large legal books, but they're great for other books or treasures that you want to protect.
Built-In Bookcasesrequire the most thought and planning before you buy. You'll want to see what we have to say before you decide what type of built-in bookcases you want.
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