Some people fear that, with the increasing popularity of ebooks, print books will disappear.
Nothing like this will happen. We’ll be buying less print books, but will select them very carefully – as they will be the essence of who we are.
Bookshelves will not disappear as well. They will be smaller, sure thing. No longer there is need to store 1,000 physical books, if their digital versions can be kept on one small device like Kindle or Nook.
Bookshelves will essentially become much more creative, and their role in our life won’t change a bit – they are and will be our brain’s manifesto (and it’s hard to manifest what you read by showing a small device like Kindle or Nook).
For your inspiration, we selected 25 most creative examples of bookshelves, which can be found on the web. Have a look and get inspired!
Pack-man bookshelf. Via 9GAG.
Slim transparent bookcase by Marianne van Ooij. Via Yanko Design.
Imeüble 2.5 dimension shelf system by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad. Via Yanko Design.
DIY industrial pipe bookshelf. Via Bit Rebels.
Stacked Teacups bookcase by WoodCurve Creative Wood Furniture. Via Etsy.
The Bookseat – the bookcase that became a chair. Via Digital Trends.
Vintage Jag bookshelf designed by Denieuwegeneratie design studio. Via Cubicle Bot.
Hole In The Floor bookshelf. Via Home Ideas Design.
Customizable Letter Shelves by Ricard Mollon. Via Home Designing.
Check-box bookshelves designed by Jongho Park. Via Interior Decorating.
Optical illusion bookshelf designed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke design company. Via Laughing Squid.
Target Bookshelf by Mebrure Oral. Via 9bytz.
Brain bookshelf. Via Dokumaciorumcek / Tumblr.
Branch bookshelf by Olivier Dollé. Via HomeDSGN.
Short circuit bookshelves by Alexandra DiCairano. Via Coroflot.
DNA bookcase designed by Joel Escalon. Via Inventor Spot.
Pendulum bookcase by Yar Rassadin. Via Yar Rassadin Design.
Reused 35mm Film Strips bookshelves by Lucas Desimone and Matias Resich. Via Bit Rebels.
Round bookshelves by Je Sung Park. Via Yanko Design.
Rolling bookshelves designed by Michaël Bihain. Via Yanko Design.
Tetris Built-In Bookcase by Eleftherios Ambatzis. Via Fancy.
USA Map Bookshelf by Ron Arad. Via Phoenix New Times.
Earthquake modular bookcases designed by Smansk. Via Yanko Design.
Skull bookshelves designed and arranged by James Hopkins.
Via Laughing Squid.
Read Your Book Case designed by Eva Alessandrini & Roberto Saporiti. Via Bookshelf Porn.