Good Questions: Bookcases for Displaying Book Covers

Good Questions: Bookcases for Displaying Book Covers

Carrie McBride
Jul 31, 2007

Dear AT,
I keep seeing bookcases that go against the wall and showcase the front of the books. Do you know where to get one?

Thanks for writing in, Claire. We think showing off beautiful book covers is a great idea and also an easy way for kids to find their favorites quickly.

We like this bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids ($249). It comes in four colors - white, navy, honey and red - and has metal label holders on each shelf so your little librarian can group books by category or age level.

Another option is the Sling Bookcase which holds books in canvas pockets. It's smaller and cheaper ($60) and can be purchased here.

If you want to go really small and just highlight the all-star books in your collection, this one from Land of Nod fits the bill. It's $49 and come in three colors.

It also seems like you could make your own by affixing wood dowels to the front of a regular bookcase. Has anyone tried this?

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