The modern bookcase is more than just a library. Open shelves are ideal for displaying your treasures and extra storage. Here’s our roundup of beautiful modern bookcases, as well as a few tips for stashing your stuff before your mother-in-law comes to town.
There’s no need for bookends with the Arpa Bookcase from Tonin Casa. The slanted wood construction allows books rest on their side rather than standing and potentially toppling over. Use the optional Perplex shelves to create a flat surface for a sneaky storage box.
With a slight silhouette, Liber A Bookcase from Tonelli compartment style provides plenty of display cubicles. Add in the optional lacquered drawers for hidden storage that won’t detract from the chic, open feel this modern bookcase has.
The gallery style of Antonello Italia‘s Gil Bookcase is like museum quality display space. The wide, open shelves are great for stacking books, showing off your prized objects, and a storage box or two.
Make a statement with the Delphi Bookcase from Sovet Italia. The unique trapezoid-shaped units make an ideal display case. The sizeable shelving compartments allow for storing magazines, books, and accent pieces.
Reminiscent of a carousel, the La Fenice Bookshelf from Tonin Casa creates a 360-degree display case. The unique curved glass acts as a divider between sections, so you can display, store, and admire your treasures.
For shelving that’s durable and adaptable, Quinze & Milan Honeycomb Flexible Shelving Unit is made to be dismantled, rebuilt, and expanded. Connect individual honeycombs to create a beehive for storing and displaying.
The BOX Bookcase, by Joel Dupras from Huppe, is as straightforward as they come. This modern bookcase’s use of negative space gives it an airy feel and an elegant silhouette while the shelving sections provide plenty of space for styling, stacking, and storing.
The curved and cubed design of the River Bookcase from Antonello Italia offers options for organizing your clutter. Linked together these modern bookcases create a waved room divider or a semi-circle reading nook.
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