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    31 Amazing Bookends You'll Want To Add To Your Shelf Immediately

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    1. A cat bookend to make a purrrrfect cat-person statement piece.


    Promising review: "Absolutely love these bookends. I purchased an assortment of these black metal bookends to use on a large bookshelf of graphic novels. These support a heavy load of books without bending (unlike many of these). Highly recommend them. They are both quirky AND functional." —Speedway Girl

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (for a pair; available in three colors).

    2. An acrylic collator bookend that, in addition to propping up your books, will also hold papers and folders for you in its built-in slots.


    Get them from Food52 for $48 (for a pair).

    3. A curvy, stackable bookend — it'll give you the freedom to mix and match.


    Get them from Tortuga for $28 (per piece; available in nine colors).

    4. A light-green onyx bookend for a touch of elegance.


    Get them from Walmart for $38.02 (for a pair).

    5. An art deco bookend to let your guests know you're not just any reader — you're a sophisticated reader.


    Promising review: "The simplistic geometric design is perfect! This item was chosen for its thin profile and did not disappoint. Even though the bookend itself takes up little space, it is still 'sturdy' enough to support large books. This was a gift and was well received." —Kalli Webb

    Get them from Amazon for $14.50 (for a pair; available in black and white).

    6. A minimalist bookend with a retro twist that'll give your shelf a little personality.


    Get them from NeedSupply for $32 (for a pair; available in coral, yellow, and sage).

    7. An powder-coated steel bookend, because you've gotta hand it to 'em: they really make a shelf!


    Promising review: "These inexpensive bookends are perfect for a shelf where space for books takes precedence over decor. While they are very lightweight, I find that, with a little care, all the books stay in place when a volume is removed. Mine currently are holding up about ten hardbacks." —Dorothy

    Get them from Amazon for $26.34 (for a pair).

    8. A concrete step bookend that'll offer up a special place to display your favorite air plants.

    lilmaisons / Etsy

    Get them from lilmaisons on Etsy for $12+ (per piece; $20 for the pair).

    9. A balloon dog bookend if you're down to clown with your decor.

    Burke Decor

    Promising review: "If you can't afford a Jeff Koons sculpture for 50 million dollars this cute resin balloon dog is the next best thing." —Todd Zen

    Get it from Burke Decor for $45 or Amazon for $52 (per piece; available in 18 colors).

    10. A cylindrical brass bookend for a regal accent.

    Burke Decor

    Get it from Burke Decor for $39 (per piece).

    11. A Nordic flower bookend that you'll only grow more fond of in time.

    DesignAtelierArticle / Etsy

    Get them from DesignAtelierArticle on Etsy for $69 (for a pair).

    12. An agate bookend for a piece of affordable luxury.

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $24+ (per piece; available in three colors).

    13. A hand-carved marble bookend that'll say "I'm an adult!" loud and clear.


    Promising review: "This bookend has some nice weight to it, and it’s both functionally perfect as a bookend and piece of art! I love it." —Josef Erik

    Get it from Amazon for $63.63 (per piece).

    14. A sculptural concrete bookend if you don't believe in having boring shapes in your house.

    Wallpaper Store

    Get it from Wallpaper Store for $37 (per piece).

    15. A "falling" bookend that proves setting a scene isn't just the job of a book — bookends can do it too.


    Get them from Amazon: falling bookend (left) for $19.45 and the falling bookend (right) for $24.40

    16. A geometric bookend you can decorate with dried flowers or photos.


    Get them from Amazon for $16.99 (for a pair; available in black and white).

    17. A paper airplane bookend that'll really elevate your bookcase.


    Get them from Target for $19.99 (for a pair).

    18. A wavy stainless steel bookend for a simple and natural sparkle.

    IsleCollection / Etsy

    Get it from IsleCollection on Etsy for $52 (per piece).

    19. A crystal-glass arch bookend to add a pop of color.

    West Elm

    Get them from West Elm for $14.99 (originally $44; for a pair; available in pink and blue).

    20. A simple, geometric bookend, because you should (sing-songy Girl Scout voice) buy new books and keep the old — one bookend is copper and the other is gold (fine, BRASS).

    Finnish Design Shop

    Get it from Finnish Design Shop for $42.95 (per piece; available in copper and brass).

    21. A Dobby bookend to pay tribute to the empowered house elf who did absolutely nothing to deserve his grim fate.


    Get it from Amazon for $45 (per piece).

    22. A bike bookend that'll accurately reflect the wheels turning in your brain when you read a life-affirming book.


    Get them from Walmart for $15.99 (for a pair).

    23. A marble pyramid bookend for some straight-up luxury.

    Coming Soon

    Get it from Coming Soon for $190 (per piece).

    24. A cactus bookend can give you a poke to finally organize your shelf.


    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (for a pair).

    25. A samurai sword bookend you'll definitely want to give a stab.


    Promising review: "I really like the look of these bookends. The magnetic end pieces are an especially nice touch." —B. Freeman

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (for a pair).

    26. A hand-turned maple bookend for anyone who can't resist a smooth wooden curve.


    Get them from Food52 for $190 (for a pair).

    27. A vase bookend if you're limited on space and would prefer something that can serve double duty.


    Get them from Anthropologie for $68 (for a pair).

    28. An evolution bookend for the evolved reader.


    Get them from Amazon for $37.58 (for a pair, including shipping).

    29. An earthenware bookend that finds a fascinating balance of cubist and Mayan carving–inspired art.


    Get it from L'Objet for $195 (per piece).

    30. A brain bookend you'll definitely want to use to prop up your books, no matter if you're a left-brain or a right-brain.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "These are the perfect bookends to display with my medical and scientific book collection. They are functional and look great. They are impressively detailed and realistic!" —Neurology Student

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $68 (for a pair).

    31. And a satin-polished stainless steel bookend if you're looking for a subtle accent piece.

    Wallpaper Store

    Get them from Wallpaper Store for $30 (for a pair).

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