36 Creative Bookshelves With Unexpected Design

Εven if you do not read books you’ll love this article! Check out these 36 Creative Bookshelves With Unexpected Design.

1.Equilibrium Bookcase

Equilibrium Bookcase by malagana

Equilibrium Bookcase by Malagana.

With its cantilevered modules stacked upon each other at a single angled point. Equilibrium is a unique furniture piece that immediately catches attention by creating a sense of amusement and surprise.


2. China Bookcase 

China Bookcase by cbdisegno

China Bookcase by cbdisegno. The same metal element bent and stuck is repeated 5 times alternately rotated by 180°. 5 elements in transparent methacrylate stiffen the structure China wall version has a depth of 35 cm. China stand alone version has the  base element 58 cm depth.



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3. Typographic Bookshelf

Typographic Bookshelf mebrureoral


Typographic Bookshelf by Meb Rure “Simple way to organize books.” Designed to simplify organizing books and encourage to read more. Separating books into sections “has been read” and will be read” serves as reminder. Typographic elements and perpendicular lines act like bookends. Modern and stimulating appearance. Made by craftsmanship by cutting and assembling boards to create a hallow body and blocks. Strengthened with solid wood skeletal


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4. Patatras Rolling Bookshelf

Patatras Rolling Bookshelf by micahel bihain

Rolling bookshelves Patatras by  Michaël Bihain is a new kind of books storage. It presents itself the rolling shelf made of expanded polypropylene and available in a range of bright colors. The shelf could be interpret as a wheel of knowledge or a round library. It consists of many single cells for one book each. With Patatras you should be selective about the books. It will become an awesome addition to any modern interior.

Bookshelf patatras 2 by micahel bihain


5. P-bookshelf

p bookshelf

P- bookshelf by Yaroslav Rassadin. The idea of the bookshelf is to combine old-time floor pendulum clocks structure and functional book-shelf. This is the combined design with fifty-fifty distribution between two old ideas.In this way ironic style is created and meanings of functions are changed.

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6. Book Tower

book tower bookshelf

SEI Metal Spine-Style Book Tower. Use this unique bookshelf as an artistic focal point in your room. The tall slender design saves space and adds function. Extremely versatile, this tower shelf can work as a towel stand in the bathroom, bookshelf in the bedroom, or even a media stand next to the TV. The 11 shelves are constructed of solid metal with a powder coated silver finish ensuring that no matter where you choose to use it, this shelf will always look as good as the day you bought it.

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7. Baroque Bookshelves

Baroque Bookshelves


Avant-garde baroque style, black metallic bookshelves with an ornate frame shape. Each book shelf is open at the side and this unique shelving idea looks great when mounted individually but really terrific in a set of multiple shelves. Find it here.


8. Alphabet Bookshelf

AAKKOSET bookShelf

AAKKOSET bookShelf by kayiwa.

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9.  Conceal Wall Book Shelf

Conceal Wall Book Shelf
The Conceal Wall Book Shelf  from Umbra is like nothing you have ever seen before! This book shelf, which holds up to 15 pounds of books, screws directly into a wall stud and presto – you have an invisible book shelf! The maximum stack height is 16-Inches. All hardware is included so all you need is a screwdriver. The Conceal Book Shelf, which has already won design awards, is innovative, inspirational and imaginative.

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10. Tree Branch bookcase 

Tree Branch bookcase by Olivier Dollé

Awesome Tree Branch bookcase by Olivier Dollé.


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11. Wha Cabinet

wha bookshelf Tembolat Gugkaev

Wha bookshelf by Tembolat Gugkaev.

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12. Cutshelves


Build-in bookshelves with backlighting by Tembolat Gugkaev.

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13. Stacked Cabinet

Stacked Cabinet n3

Stacked Cabinet No.3 by zin home plays off of the charming aesthetic of opposites attracting.  The curvy bookshelf has lovingly sidled up to the more austere lines of the four-drawer chest to create a piece that provides open and hidden storage for practicality with flair.

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14. Helios Wall Fireplace Shelf

Helios Wall Fireplace bookShelf

Reading a book by the fireplace is the idea of eternal bliss for all the book lovers, but the Bio fireplace wall of the prestigious CosiHome has brought the two of them together in an innovative manner. The company’s integrates a fireplace in a wall mounted bookshelf for a conversational piece. The shelf incorporates a protection wall of safety glass 8 mm thick for complete safety. And, the model comes with two versions of bioethanol burners: Bloc kit, standard. The Bloc kit model includes a remote control for remote ignition, so go get a book and enjoy your reading! This “Helios” wall fireplace shelf retails for $4,755, a great gift option for home.

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15. Console Bookshelf

Console Bookshelf

Console Bookshelf designed by Stanislav Katz. his unique baroque-inspired piece of furniture offers you a great way to relax being surrounded by your favourite books.It consists of two parts sealed together – the inside is made out of soft yet springy polyurethane which allows you to sit or lay down on it. The outside part is solid, handcrafted and painted MDF.

Console Bookshelf 2



16. Bookshelf Bandoneon

Bookshelf Bandoneon


Bookshelf Latin Bandoneon by Mantis.

Trying to generate a library with identity and national (argenitnean) character is the way “Bandoneon Latino”born; proposing an arrangement of books following the shape of the bandoneon bellows, and in the corners of the bookshelf a plywood of acrylic and wood inside, in wich the holes are referring to the classic buttons of this instrument.

We pay attention to details like the engraving of the lira in one corner, a representative symbol of the bandoneon and the alphabet by emphasis on the letter Ñ, wich is not part of the international Latin alphabet but certainly represents us. This is the way “bandoneon latino” was made, reflecting the bandoneon and the tango, both synonyms of argentinean culture.

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17. OF WARS & WITS & POWER Bookcase 



Designed by Daniel Loves Objects .Driven by the crisis of certain countries who got very uptight over issues of being asked to disarm their missile test launched, their alarming action to remain hostile and persistent in their belief had stirred me to create this part of a furniture combination to depict their behavioral trait, a bookshelf with their golden army, strategically placed underneath, to uphold and to protect their ultimate plans,frozen in time for all to see.

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18. Amplitude Bookshelf Modular System

Amplitude Bookshelf Modular System

Amplitude is bookshelf modular system designed by Biser Boyanov. Made in plywood, MDF, solid wood or policarbonat. Bookshelf structure is assemble from modules with different length. Assembling is very simple and without any fixing elements.

Amplitude Bookshelf Modular System 2


19. Pulseline Bookshelf

Pulseline Bookshelf

Pulseline Bookshelf in bent aluminium, glow in black light designed by Måns Salomonsen.

Pulseline Bookshelf 2


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20. Arrow Bookshelf

Arrow Bookshelf

Arrow Bookshelf for book and leisure lovers.

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21. Yule Bookshelf 

Yule Bookshelf

Yule Bookshelf designed by the Italian architect and designer Claudia Bignoli. It can be placed everywere in the room and fixed to the ceiling.

Yule Bookshelf 2


22. Letters Bookcase

Letters Bookcase

Letterkast Bookcase by  Pieter de Leeuw.

Letters Bookcase 2


23. Dripta Roy’s Dream Bookshelf

Dream Bookshelves

Daydreaming is an indulgence most of us never grow out of, but plenty of us don’t set aside much time for. Stay inspired and remind yourself to dream with Dripta Roy’s Dream Bookshelf. Straight out of comic mags and up on your wall, this bubble will hold the tales you treasure the most and showcase the trinkets you cherish. The design is a fusion of modern minimalist style and childish fun that easily becomes the conversation piece of any room. Why bore your wall to death by putting up a plank of wood when you can have a shelf that is, quite literally, the symbol of imagination?

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24. Industrial Pipe Shelf 

Industrial Pipe Shelf

This Industrial Bookshelf is a great conversation piece turning heavy iron piping into a modern urban look that will add a sense of history and character to any space.

Overall, this is an extremely versatile design that can hold books in so many ways, shapes and forms that the possibilities are practically endless.

Industrial Pipe Shelf 2


25. Handmade Stacked Teacups

Handmade Stacked Teacups

This colorful bookshelf named Handmade Stacked Teacups is so cute!

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26. Check 

Check by Jongho Park

Check bookshelf by Jongho Park.


27.  CTline Modular Shelving System

CTline Modular Shelving System

New York City skyline inspired modular shelving system designed by Victor Vasilev for Boffi.

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28. Equation Bookshelf

Equation Bookshelf

Equation Bookshelf designed by Marcos Breder for Estudio Breder. ‘Equation Bookshelf’ is a simple idea of to divide things in priority order… put together the books that you need immediately or more important between (parentheses)! Set others between [square brackets] and {braces}.

Via design spotter

29. Pinta Bookshelf

Pinta Bookshelf 2

 Modules of this book shelf can be combined in different structures and create functional and suitable composition.

Pinta Bookshelf

30. Bookshelf-Annotation


Bookshelf-annotation designed by Julia Hubynets.

31. Circular Walking Bookshelf

Circular Walking Bookshelf

Circular Walking Bookshelf designed by architect David Garcia is a cool looking bookshelf.

Circular Walking Bookshelf 2

32. Cave Bookshelf

Cave Bookshelf

THE CAVE is a combination of bookcase and seating area that provides a private space for reading and time for reflection in its form. With its recessed lighting, it also becomes functional.

Place THE CAVE in center of the room and it becomes a room divider that stands out in the crowd.

33. Pacman Bookshelf

Pacman Bookshelf

Pacman Bookshelf by Italian designer Mirko Ginepro.

Pacman Bookshelf 2

The Puckman shelf is adjacent to the television!

34. Read-Unread Bookshelf

read-unread bookshelf 2

Read-unread bookshelf constructed of leather straps hung across supports, Read-unread physically weighs the balance of books that have been read, against those yet to be rea

read-unread bookshelf

35. Zelli Bookshelves

Zelli series of bookshelves

Younes Design created the Zelli series of bookshelves inspired by memories of childhood visits to his grandparents’ library-like home in Morocco. The shelves take on the shape and structure of traditional zelliges in a modern and utilitarian form.

The unit is made of eight identical and interlocking components with no need for additional hardware, making it easy to assemble, and the geometry of the shelf seems to create a strong and sturdy unit. It’s both an artistic centerpiece and storage piece.

Via design.org



Zelli 2 series of bookshelves

36. Vintage-Modern Bookshelf

Vintage-Modern Bookshelf by munkii

Vintage-modern  bookshelf designed by Jaren Goh for the Singapore based firm Munkii.

I designed Vintage with the purpose of blending the flamboyance of the baroque style with the simplicity of the contemporary approach. I hope the resulting product will be something our eyes can easily fall in love with.

Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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    Ong Lee Ching

    I would like to order for this item 24-Industrial Pipe Shelf.

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