While books are always a pleasure to read, they’ve got one big drawback: they can be a hassle to store. Any avid reader begins to notice that books take over when left to their own devices. But there are new and interesting ways to keep control over an unwieldy book collection. Here are a few clever options:
The Hanging Bookshelf comes from the unal&boler studio and uses hanging metal cages to house books as a kind of in-home art installation.
The Brace Case comes from Ward Huting, and uses taut cables to hold books, magazines and other flat objects at an angle. It’s up to the owner to decide the angle. Another bonus: the case can be customized to fit any room size.
The Logia bookcase by Rafemar allows you free rein to get personal. You can design your system any way you’d like and build upwards as your book collection grows.
Folding Bookshelves by Picked by Hand are made of cherry wood and can be folded down or up, depending on how many books you have to store. Best thing is, when you don’t have books to store you can fold the leaves up and away for more space.
Magnetique Shelf comes from Nils Holger Moormann and consists of a steel sheet and boxes made of birch plywood. The steel sheet can be mounted onto the wall in a horizontal or vertical way. The backside of the boxes consists of a special, extra strong foil magnet which adheres to the wall attachment.
The Ceiling Bookshelf provides an option for those with high ceilings. Books stay up and out of the way, nearly out of sight. Check with your local carpenter about adapting a similar bookcase for your own ceiling.