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Bookcase Shaped like the Venus de Milo

Olga, an artist in Moscow, made this bookcase to look like the famed Venus de Milo sculpture at the Louvre. Beautiful literature should be housed in a beautiful form.  Link -via Bookshelf

Fire Escape Bookshelves

Chiasso’s charming Urban Shelf design looks like a fire escape. Yes, two of the shelves aren’t very useful, but that may be why Chiasso calls it “Urban Shelf” instead of “Urban Shelves.” Link -via Bookshelf

TARDIS Bookshelf

There are a lot of creative objects you can create based off of the TARDIS from Doctor Who. A bookshelf is a perfect idea! Even the way it’s made does a great job imitating the TARDIS. When the doors are closed, it looks like you can only hold a few books in there. However, the [...]

Adjustable Bookshelf

Colleen Whiteley’s clever bookshelf design ensures that no books fall over. Just loosen the screw, adjust, then tighten. This design is among the finalists in Dwell’s recent Live/Work Design Contest. Link -via Swiss Miss

Dream Bookshelf

I should ask Jill to seriously add this to her fun 18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves and Bookcases post on Neatorama. Behold the Dream Bookshelf by Dripta Roy: Link

18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves & Bookcases

I know you Neatoramanauts are a smart bunch, so many of you probably have piles of books lying around your house. If you’re looking for some new bookshelves and bookcases to put all of those great books away, here are some of the coolest book shelving systems that money can buy. Inverted With a little clever placement [...]

Dolly Bookshelf

This furniture dolly has a bookshelf built right in! Or maybe it’s a bookcase that happens to be on wheels. Either way, it’s a neat idea from StudioDz, available for sale at Etsy. Link -via Boing Boing


(YouTube link) This bookshelf designed by Corentin Dombrecht is purr-fect for a home with cats -since they are going to climb your bookshelves anyway! The wood is unpainted and unvarnished to prevent a cat from slipping, and there’s a built-in cat hammock on the top. The Cat-Library™ doesn’t seem to be available for sale -yet, but [...]

"Bias of Thoughts" Bookshelf

Designer John Leung from ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects presents the “Bias of Thoughts” Bookshelf. How does this illusion work? You can figure it out by seeing pictures of the bookshelf from different angles and a video as well at the Neatorama Spotlight Blog. Link

Bookshelf Wallpaper

Did you know you can get wallpaper that makes a room look like it’s full of books? I thought, “Neat.” Then I saw that there are many patterns of these wallpapers, some more convincing than others. The room pictured has no bookshelf -just wallpaper. See a half-dozen of these patterns at Remodelista Daily. Link -via [...]