Space Saving Bookshelves

Every book lover has to deal with the growing mountain of new editions, especially when they are running out of space to store.

When you don’t have a lot of room to design the storage of your dreams, space saving bookshelves come to your rescue. While they range from minimalist sketches to elaborate outlines, every model is neatly created to make the best use of any area you can spare, regardless of its size.

Space saving bookshelves can be built or custom bought as per the area you need to modify. For instance, the space under the stairs, beneath the window sill, alongside a wall, above or beside the doors, and under the bed can be used as storage space.

You can install a shelf above the bed, or go for wall mounted cabinets. If you don’t have enough closet space to store everything along with your books, you can install moderately sized cupboards on both sides of your bed.

Utilize the storage space above the doors by installing racks or bracketed shelves there or get a bunk bed with stairs that have drawers beneath every step. They will not only maximize the functionality of any area, but you will get more storage space without compromising for a cramped room or giving up the spacious and airy look of your flat.

You can buy other multi-purpose furniture, like a bed with a sliding storage box, a nightstand with drawers, a dining table with racks, mirror cupboards etc. to take advantage of every possible nook and corner.

The space saving bookshelves can be made up of wood, metal, cardboard, or glass, depending on which style, pattern, and material you prefer. You can also match the design with your existing interior decor, or go for a striking cross-match to liven up the looks of your house.

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Amiogho 49.8'' H x 15.8'' W Standard Bookcase
Amiogho 49.8'' H x 15.8'' W Standard Bookcase

This innovative free-standing bookshelf is a space-saving solution for homes, offices and kid's rooms, with its modern design that matches any interior.

Cutshaw 65'' H x 18.5'' W 6-Tier Iron Corner Bookcase
Cutshaw 65'' H x 18.5'' W 6-Tier Iron Corner Bookcase

A 6-tier corner shelf with a stable design, this slim tall bookshelf offers ample storage space for your daily belongings and decorative items while making a great addition to your living space. This all-matched look shelf will paired perfectly with furniture to keep your home organized. It's 3 color options make it possible to store or display your much-loved items in an order, creating a more welcoming and inviting aesthetic for your room.

Gracyn 8-Tier Narrow Bookshelf With Adjustable Shelves
Gracyn 8-Tier Narrow Bookshelf With Adjustable Shelves
$119.99

This slim storage bookcase is perfect for fitting in tight spaces. It's 8 tiers tall but super steady with an anti-falling device, so it looks tiny but has large storage space. If you buy it, we believe you will be satisfied and enjoy this DIY project.

70.87'' H x 23.62'' W Steel Ladder Bookcase
70.87'' H x 23.62'' W Steel Ladder Bookcase

A ladder shelf like this one lends a clean, open silhouette to your space, enabling you to show off not only your titles but also decor objects and knickknacks. The piece features a powder-coated steel frame and four laminated wood shelves of decreasing depth, delivering a budget-friendly industrial-inspired look. This piece is sized to fit easily into taller, narrower spaces.

Nabile 71'' H x 55'' W Iron Corner Bookcase
Nabile 71'' H x 55'' W Iron Corner Bookcase
$183.99

Create ample open storage space with this reliable bookcase, which is made of metal and P2 grade MDF board and ships ready-to-assemble.

Cayden-James 72.6'' H x 23.6'' W Iron Etagere Bookcase
Cayden-James 72.6'' H x 23.6'' W Iron Etagere Bookcase
$83.99

This bookcase is made of high-quality sturdy material, making it stable and durable. The surface has been painted to look more stylish and generous. This unit can be used to create a sturdy space for showcasing a variety of items in any room.

Kanissa 85'' H x 30'' W Steel Ladder Bookcase
Kanissa 85'' H x 30'' W Steel Ladder Bookcase

This large-scale ladder bookcase bring industrial style to your farmhouse decor, with an open metal frame for a rustic look and six ample shelves made from engineered wood in a neutral finish. The included wall-mounting hardware makes it easier to install this bookcase in the home office, living room, or bedroom.

Kedest 63'' H x 34.6'' W Step Bookcase
Kedest 63'' H x 34.6'' W Step Bookcase
$123.99

This five-tier bookcase features an industrial-style design that blends well with more elegant and practical elements. It can be used as a room divider, or placed in your bedroom, study, or living room. The piece can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing you to combine two or more 5-tier bookcases to suit your needs.

11.81'' H x 16.93'' W Step Bookcase
11.81'' H x 16.93'' W Step Bookcase

This bookshelf is made of particle board, a type of manufactured wood that is strong and durable. Its simple and fashionable design can be well matched with your home's style. With many open shelves, you can display books or decorative items.

Lundquist 50.2'' H x 7.9'' W Corner Bookcase
Lundquist 50.2'' H x 7.9'' W Corner Bookcase

As a must-have item in every home, this 17 Stories corner wall shelf offers ample space for household items and decorative objects while making a great addition. Sealed edges and concealed screw holes give it a clean and stylish look. It can be used in the study for stationery, set up in the living room for decors or mounted to the corner of the bedroom to keep small accessories.

Sikeston 72.4'' H x 18.9'' W Iron Bookcase
Sikeston 72.4'' H x 18.9'' W Iron Bookcase

This ladder bookshelf has 4 tier open shelves and 2 drawers, making it perfect for displaying rows of novels, framed photos, and other items. The bookcase must be secured to the wall at the top of the unit for increased stability. The shelf ladder is made of a thick MDF panel, which is durable and has a long life span. This rustic industrial style shelf combines metal with wood, creating an eye-catching bookshelf that is both functional and stylish.

Wafrt Isabelle & Max™ 54'' H X 20'' W Kids Bookcase
Wafrt Isabelle & Max™ 54'' H X 20'' W Kids Bookcase

The Corner Ladder Bookcase features white and gray finish, sturdy construction and a choice of 2 shelf sizes to maximize storage. It is ideal for kids’ rooms or playrooms and can be used to store toys, books, art supplies, and more.

Holthaus 18.38'' W Geometric Bookcase
Holthaus 18.38'' W Geometric Bookcase
$135.99

This revolving bookcase is crafted from engineered wood in a neutral hue and features three tiers, each with four compartments. The tiers are perfect for stacking or lining up books, making it easy to find the one you want to read. The top is ideal for displaying favorite objects or even a houseplant to add a pop of natural color.

Akridge Slim Space Saving Shelving Unit
Akridge Slim Space Saving Shelving Unit

Create your own storage unit with this space-saving wall-mountable unit. Attach horizontally with shelves of the same height or vertically with same width shelves for a custom storage solution. Wall attachment hardware is included, as well as hardware for assembly and wall mount (screwdriver required).

Jonesborough 71.1'' H x 10'' W Standard Bookcase
Jonesborough 71.1'' H x 10'' W Standard Bookcase
$172.99

This slim bookshelf features five tiers of adjustable shelves, so you can easily tailor the storage options to your needs. It is crafted in North America from manufactured wood with a sleek silhouette, and measures 71.1'' H x 10'' W x 14.5'' D.

Araeya 88" H x 15" W Bookcase Extender
Araeya 88" H x 15" W Bookcase Extender

If you are on this page, it is because you are building out your own custom shelving system. The Pombal Starter Kit includes a middle panel drilled on both sides along with seven 34cm or 68cm shelves. It is not usable on its own; order as many add-on kits as needed to get to the size of the shelving unit you would like!

Rexhie 71.3'' H x 16.5'' W Solid Wood Ladder Bookcase
Rexhie 71.3'' H x 16.5'' W Solid Wood Ladder Bookcase

This Sadie-leaning 5-tier étagère displays American country charm, making it essential for any farmhouse decor. The finish on the shelves provides a perfect backdrop for displaying books, magazines, and all of life’s accessories in any part of the home.

Inglesbatch 70.07'' H x 25.59'' W Iron Corner Bookcase
Inglesbatch 70.07'' H x 25.59'' W Iron Corner Bookcase
$169.99 $125.99

5-shelf tall corner shelves, large storage capacity yet space-saving. Ideal for small living rooms and home offices. Perfect for storing books, documents and office supplies as well as kitchen supplies such as spices or herbs.

Phaneuf 71'' H x 18'' W Iron Corner Bookcase
Phaneuf 71'' H x 18'' W Iron Corner Bookcase
$134.99

The corner bookcase, a mix of wood and metal, is a simple but practical addition to any room. It will enable you to store your books and display decorative items, as well as to enlarge the available display space. It's perfect for use by multiple users.

Ataliah Pombal Shelving Unit Starter
Ataliah Pombal Shelving Unit Starter
$419.99

The Starter Shelving Kit is a customizable modular shelving unit of 34 or 68-cm shelves that has been a classic product for more than 20 years. The starter kit comes with two end panels and a column of seven 34 or 68-cm shelves. After you place the starter kit in your cart, shop for expansion kits that come with one middle panel and seven 34 or 68-cm shelves. Buy as many expansion kits as you need to build your desired size of shelving unit.

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