Revolving Bookcases

Save Valuable Space And Add a Dash of Style With A Cool Revolving Bookcase

A revolving bookcase takes up hardly any floor space, and frees up your walls for pictures and photos. We dare you not to give one a whirl.

Revolving bookshelves are definitely the way to go if you need room to display and store your books, but you also want to display some trendy artwork or a few family photos on your walls.

While they usually evoke images of dusty libraries, there's a new breed of stylish, wooden revolving bookcases that work really well in underused corners. The latest designs are attractive and functional at the same time. Made of solid wood or veneer, they can add real flair to your living space.

When to Buy a Revolving Bookcase

The big advantage of a revolving bookcase is that it offers a significant amount of shelf space in a small footprint. By taking advantage of height, some revolving bookcases have as much as 25 feet of useable shelf space. You can fit about eight regular bookcase shelves of 36 inches into a revolving bookcase tower which is just two feet square.

In case you were wondering, you need about five inches of space between your revolving bookcases and your walls.

If you have little ones in the house, these shelves can be very useful for them, too. Put children's books on the lower shelves for easy access, and your books on the upper ones. Remember to avoid placing ornaments and other breakables on the upper shelves – many kids prefer to spin the shelves around rather than search for a book.

If you're looking for a nice, medium-sized unit we found a solid mahogony 3-tier revolving bookcase that is beautifully crafted and has quite a bit of shelf space.

If you are looking for a smaller piece, one that can double as a side table, take a look at this exquisite hand-carved 2-tier mahogany revolving bookcase. Now, it doesn't have as much actual storage space as the larger unit, but it is truly an eye-catching piece of furniture.

If you are in the market for a large bookcase, one that will hold a lot and looks great, take a look at this impressive 5-tier library revolving bookcase. This unit will certainly hold a lot of books, and it is available in many colors, including cherry, maple and oak, as well as other, non-wood colors.

Alternatives to Revolving Bookcases

If you're looking for a shelving solution for many books, a revolving bookcase might not answer your needs. In that case, we recommend that you take a look at standard bookcases, or even built-in units.

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Gorgeous hand-carved revolving bookcase

Here's a beautiful, carved piece of furniture. Perfect as an end-table/bookcase, or in any other unused corner of your home.

3-tier revolving bookcase

With elegant lines and solid construction, this revolving bookcase would make a beautiful addition to your home.

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