1 . Hug Your Books
For people who really love their books, the Movement book storage system lets you give them love even when youre not around. Pegs in the shape of arms and legs to into the wall, then books sit on the legs and enjoy the warm embrace of the arms. This may not be the wisest solution for a large collection, but it looks ideal for displaying just a few well loved favorites.
2 . Wokka Wokka Wokka
Just about everyone will instantly recognize the simple yellow face of Pac Manbut for legal purposes, this version is called Puckman. The bright yellow bookcase hangs on the wall, holding anything you need it to and adding a definite sense of nostalgia to anyone who spent hours playing the classic game. The hilarious Puckman bookcase might eat your TV, but hell keep you safe from the Ghosty Lamps also made by Ginepro Design.
3 . A Case for War
Inspired by global events related to missile tests, the designer behind Daniel Loves Objects created these amazing bookshelves. Carried upon the backs of tiny golden toy soldiers, the cases bear images of missiles and numerous copies of Sun Tzus The Art of War. Part art, part political commentary, and all outstanding design, these shelves would be ideal both for storing your tomes and for starting conversations.
4 . Moving Literature
These two designs from David Garcia playfully twist our perceptions of reading. The first, Archive I, is a balanced library the readers chair is elevated, and the library has to be at least as heavy as the reader for the chair to remain in its heightened position. The round library, Archive II, is a throwback to the traveling libraries of days gone by a simple concept that invites users to take their library with them as they explore the world with a book in hand.
5 . HardwareFree Customizable Storage
If you frequently get tired of your existing furniture and long for a change of pace, the T.Shelf (short for triangle shelf) might be just the thing to keep your book storage furniture interesting. The pieces are held together with nothing more than steel cables and zip ties, so no hardware or tools are needed to assemble a personalized shelving configuration. Take them apart and reassemble them when the mood strikes or when new pieces of furniture require the shelving to morph into a different shape.
6 . Expand Your Library
Small space dwellers can appreciate the need for furniture that gets smaller when necessary but is able to grow as space allows. The Twin Bookshelf does just that, with stationary shelves in both halves of the case and a third set of shelves that appear when the two sides of the cabinet are pulled apart. Its a simple but brilliant solution for adding more space as a book collection grows.
7 . A Bibliophiles Dream
Waking up to walls full of books every morning is every bibliophiles dream. But how do you make the shelves fit your living space? These clever solutions both involve massive built in bookcases that cover almost every wall. The first is a small home solution from DBD design + built studio and consists of custom cut, built in place bookshelves that make use of every available inch of area. The bottom design was built in a rather large living area by Triptyque. Though the sizes of the spaces differ, the idea is the same to provide more than enough space to store every last book, record and knick knack on organically undulating surfaces.
8 . Soft Shelves
Who says book shelves have to be rigid wooden or metal structures? This soft hammock like hanging bookshelf cradles your books and magazines with all the care youd expect from fabric, while the expandable structure divides a room or just provides some wonderfully unique visual interest.
9 . Clamp Down on Your Faves
The Newton Bookshelf is a great way to display just a handful of perennial favorites without taking up the whole apartment. Devised from an old clamp, the Newton attaches to the wall and simply squeezes your stack of books in place.
10 . Along Came a Spider
This stunning spider web like bookshelf was the focal point of an exhibit at Art Basel in December 2008. The simple black lines and geometric patterns might not go in every home, but the book collection would certainly be the centerpiece of any home with a storage system like this.