27 Insanely Clever Ways To Display Your Books

You can only stack so many on your nightstand.

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1. Weigh your reading options with a scale shelf.

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2. Convert an old refrigerator into a book safe.

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3. Make your shelf your “to read” list.

Designed by Meb Rure

4. This picture is worth way more than a thousand words.

Designed by Mark Taylor

5. Add an industrial touch by installing a pipe shelf…

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6. Or use repurposed scaffolding.

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7. Let your books hang out together.

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8. Wedge books in foamed polythene for a futuristic look.

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9. Display your cookbooks on this practical knife block.

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10. Make reading even more magical with floating shelves.

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11. Stack crates for a simple and effective shelf that can grow with your book collection…

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12. Or disassemble crates for a unique modern design.

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13. Recycle the body of a grand piano for a classy look.

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14. Install a rotating shelf to optimize space.

 

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15. Turn the world upside down with an inverted shelf.

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16. Repurpose a row boat for a shelf that screams adventure.

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17. Grow your collection on a tree shelf.

Designed by Kostas Syrtariotis

18. Display books on an old step ladder…

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19. Or mount one on the wall

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20. You could even use ladders to support planks for a simple and trendy DIY shelf.

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21. Use add-on hexagons to build a honeycomb shelf.

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22. Add depth and quirk with a cut out shelf.

 

Designed by Tembolat Gugkaev

23. Recycle skateboards to give your shelf some edge.

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24. Store books in every nook and cranny with fitted corner shelves.

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25. Make your shelf into a cosy reading bench.

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26. Make your bookshelf cosy for your cats.

Designed by Corentin Dombrecht

27. Let everyone know what books are your cup of tea.

Designed by Scott Blackwell

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Chelsey Pippin is commissioning editor for features at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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