Leaning Bookcases, Laid Back and Cool

The Perfect Solution for Space-Saving, Sleek Displays

Consider leaning bookcases when you want to liven up a bare wall without overwhelming it with heavy bookshelves.

When you're less interested in mass storage of books, and more interested in a graceful and eye-catching shelving unit, a leaning bookshelf might be just what you're looking for. While almost all other bookshelves use a lot of material in their construction, these bookcases tend to be minimal and very light in their design. They take advantage of the wall behind them for their main support, which means that their floor footprint can be much smaller than other types of shelves without compromising strength and stability.

Leaning bookshelves have no back panel, so while you might think that they look unfinished, they add visual interest by resting gently against the open wall.

Where to Find Leaning Bookcases

Here's a great example of a clean and elegant 4-shelf wood and metal leaning shelf. No attachment to the wall is required, and it looks great.

If you're looking for a clean, handsome leaning bookshelf, you can find it in 4 different colors (black, red, white and yellow) along with matching corner leaning bookshelves, just click here.

Looking for a more stylish leaning bookcase? Here's a beautiful 5-tier smoked glass leaning bookcasethat is available in slate, natural stained cherry, and espresso.

Some leaning bookshelves can be broken down and moved easily, like this collapsible leaning bookcase. (Run your mouse over the picture to see the collapsed shelves.)

There are many styles available. You can find a wooden unit combined with a desk, and here's an example of a modern style leaning bookcase in a chrome frame with dark wood shelves.

When does a leaning bookcase not lean? Here are larger leaning bookshelves which actually don't lean at an angle against the wall, but still catch your eye and remain light and graceful.

Are leaning bookcases the best solution for you?

When you're trying to decide whether a leaning bookshelf will work for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much shelf space do I need?
  • What am I planning to display on my leaning bookshelf?
  • Does the style match the other furniture?

If you need a significant amount of shelf space, leaning bookcases may not be the best solution for you. Instead, consider regular bookcases, revolving bookcases,or built-in bookshelves.

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Beautiful and stylish wood and nickel leaning bookcase.

Simple and classy 4-tier freestanding leaning shelf with premium quality silver powder-coat finish .

This Sleek and clean leaning bookshelf secures against the wall for maximum stability. Use it alone or match with the leaning desk. Features: 5-Tier Gallery Style Shelves Ladder Style Design All-Wood Construciton Finish: Black

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