Beyond Boring Bookshelves: 15 Cool New Ways to Store Your Books


Despite the smartphone revolution and the fact that most of our lives seem to be intertwined with our iPads and mobile devices, the joy of getting immersed in a book is simply unmatched. For booklovers, there is nothing that can ever replace the ‘real deal’. And if you happen to have a vast book collection, then finding space for those books becomes equally important. There is always the option of bookshelves that you can turn to, but what if you are in the mood for a décor addition that is less rigid, far more striking and a touch whimsical in its appeal? Well, the 10 stylish, alternative ideas we have lined up for you today should do the trick!

Stack those books in style!

A mundane bookshelf could feel a dash too boring for your chic, trendy home or you might already have a home filled with bookshelves and it all feels like more of the same. Then there is the case of space, style and sheer practicality of it all. If you can get the same functionality from your unique storage compartment and also gain aesthetically, it definitely makes sense to try out something new and different. With that in mind, here are some innovative book storage ideas to flip through –

For Your Reading Nook

A reading nook is much more than just a place where you catch up with your magazines, books and race through the latest page-turner. It is a space where you can enjoy the morning newspaper along with a nice cup of coffee or just relax after a long, hard day as you sip your favorite drink. Storage needs for the reading nook vary and some might simply need a small stand that casually holds their magazines, TV guide and the newspaper. If that is the case, then the cool, leather stand you see below is absolutely perfect.


A casual space for magazines, books and paper for those not stacking up!

A small table that offers a space for your coffee cup, pen stand or even a modest table lamp and also holds your books is a great space-saver. One again, it is not a whole lot of space, but you can easily squeeze in a couple of dozen books and everything feels just so ‘handy’. Another smart alternative is an innovative work table with floating shelves above that is anything but ordinary. It serves as a reading space, homework station for kids and home office zones as well.

Small round table with book storage space is a great space-saver [From: M. Interiors]