Design Dozen: The World's Coolest Built-In Bookshelves

Design Dozen: The World's Coolest Built-In Bookshelves

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 5, 2014
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There's nothing lovelier than being surrounded by books all the time... unless maybe it's being surrounded by books on bookcases as interesting and unique as these. If you're planning on remodeling and want to make a home for your library, or just love dreaming, check out these 12 spaces with beautiful, unusual built-in bookshelves.

Above: A wooden bookcase made from the Lundia system.

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Brightly colored bookcases in a Madrid home spotted on Trendland. The way the cornice runs into the bookcase is an interesting detail.

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Bookcases enliven a hallway in a house from Build Au.

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I'm in love with this cozy, book-filled nook from Papercity.

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If you're thinking of reading something on the very top shelf, you had better have a very tall friend. From Hus & Hem via Stained Poems.

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A unique built-in bookcase spotted on Assemble Papers

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I love the idea of a bookcase built into a soffit — or the space above a doorway. Elle Decor Italia via + Deco.

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The ultimate library. From Covet Garden.

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The diagonal element makes these bookshelves a little bit unusual. From Emily Henderson's home, featured on Domino.

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Books on a staircase, spotted on Desire to Inspire. And yes, that's a... glass landing? I would be terrified.

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An unusual bookcase as room divider, from Pietro Russo.

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I love rooms where bookshelves wrap the windows — they feel so bright and cozy all at the same time. This one is from AD Russia.

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