Once upon a time, there was a furniture blog authored by someone completely addicted to books.  Any guesses as to which blog that might be?  All coyness aside, as we hurtle toward a conceivably bookless future in which we take in all our knowledge via computer screens, mobile phones and e-readers with nary a printed page to be found, there’s something sweet about a simple bookshelf filled with tomes from the past and present alike.  Even cooler, though, is a bookshelf clearly designed by someone with boundless creativity and a fondness for reading.  If books are truly on the way out (and we certainly hope they aren’t), perhaps we should treat them as elders and, therefore, show them the respect they deserve while giving them a comfortable place to rest when they’re not immersed in conversation with us.  So, without further ado, behold today’s roundup of ten brilliant and creative bookshelves.  Here’s hoping their inhabitants enjoy the “happily ever after” for which they’ve been destined since the day they left the printing press.

creative bookshelves
Mr X Industrial Pipe by Stella Bleu Designs


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creative bookshelf
Upcycled Ladder Shelves via Upcycle Us



brilliant bookshelves
Fort by Point Architects



brilliant bookshelf
Bookworm by Ron Arad



creative bookcases
FlexiTube by Doris Kisskalt



pyramid bookcase
Pyramid Modular Sysyem by Fitting



brilliant bookcase
Shelf in the Wind by Olivia Bradateanu



skateboard bookshelves
Skateboard from Wal-Mart



vintage inspired shelving
The Vintage Shelf by Munkii



guitar case upcycling
Upcycled Guitar Case by Elodie Flamant



“Mr. X” industrial pipe shelf found at Stella Bleu Designs (Etsy).