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25 Amazingly Clever Ways To Display Books In Your Home

Where to put all those books you were just gifted.

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1. Think vertical with pretty, smaller coffee table books by stacking them on top of wall-mounted storage cubes.

Get more organization tips on Le Zo Musings here.

Get a similar set of three storage cubes from Amazon for $39.99.

2. Keep your books in formation with these magnetic sword bookends.

Get them from Amazon for $16.13.

3. Transform some discarded drawers into whimsical wall shelves.

Get the full tutorial on East Coast Creative here.

Get a pair of bronze wall brackets from Amazon for $15.99+.

4. Avoid bringing a big bookshelf into your minimalist lifestyle with a leather wall-hanging strap.

Get it from Leather EU on Etsy for $7.51+. / Available in 10 sizes.

5. Zero in on the reads of the moment with this floating book shelf that's super sturdy.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 or 2 for $26.

Also available in a double bookshelf for $24 or 2 for $40.

6. Tidy up a playroom by storing coloring and picture books in this kids' sling book rack.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99. / Available in six colors.

7. Lean on the outside of a shelf to hold up your weighty art books that you want guests to eye.

Get the full office tour on Homepolish here.

Get a similar stackable storage cube from Wayfair for $18.99. / Available in eight colors.

8. Make room for novels and more with this colorful cube bookshelf.

Get it from Hayneedle for $21.84. / Available in six colors.

9. Shop your workshop and use scrap wood as book ledges.

Get the full tutorial on Urban Acreage here.

10. Toss various kids' books into this cute monster storage bin.

Get it from 2Modern for $14.99. / Available in three colors.

11. Take advantage of open storage by stuffing a rainbow of books in a compartment for some serious visual interest.

See the full living room tour on Paper & Stitch here.

Splurge on the same console from Domino for $979.99.

Or, get a similar console from Wayfair for $99.99.

12. Install a solid spot for your book club's lineup with an industrial pipe book shelf.

Get it from Corona Concepts Company on Etsy for $35.

13. Corral recent book fair acquisitions in this cheery, kid-friendly bookshelf.

Get the full tutorial on Hi Sugarplum here.

14. Stash your current reads in this desktop organizer as a reminder to take some time to read during your day.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

15. Put some of your fave tomes on display with this colorful wall shelf that comes with hanging brackets.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29. / Available in four colors.

16. Squirrel away your current stress relievers with this coloring book box that even has a crayon compartment.

Get it from Amazon for $19.39.

17. Station the books you L-O-V-E between these metallic bookends.

Get them from Pier 1 for $31.96.

18. Turn a nook into a library wall by installing floating shelves.

Get the full tutorial on Little House on the Corner here.

19. Store your precious serials in this sleek comic book holder.

Get it from Romany House on Etsy for $40.

20. Section off a part of a table with this concrete jungle bookend that has room for your pens and even a succulent or two.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $28.

21. Give kids easy access to picture books with wall-mounted storage crates.

Get the full tutorial on I Heart Organizing here.

Get a 18”x12.5”x9.5” wood crate from The Home Depot for $9.97.

22. Let a few books hang tight with this simple pallet shelf.

Get it from LeeArtDesigns on Etsy for $15. / Available in a larger size for $25.

23. Turn a desk corner into book-storage central with this tabletop storage box.

Get it from Amazon for $14.90. / Available in eight colors.

24. Dress up some plain magazine files as colorful children's book holders.

Get the full tutorial on Home Made by Carmona here.

Get a set of four magazine files from Amazon for $4.31.

25. And keep it simple with a small bookcase for squaring away your prized literary possessions.

Get it from Wayfair for $24.99. / Also available in Beech.