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21 Beautiful Bookshelf Inspirations!

What is it about bookshelves that makes me so happy? Maybe it’s the endless organization possibilities or the quirky collection lover in me — there’s just something about a well curated set of shelves that gives me a little thrill. I thought it might be fun to pull together a few fantastic bookshelf inspirations for your browsing pleasure in the gallery below, click through for some fun ideas!

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  • Stairway To Heaven 1 of 20
    Stairway To Heaven
    This bookshelf is so ridiculously cool, I love pretty much everything about this space.
    via Apartment Therapy
  • Modern Shelving 2 of 20
    Modern Shelving
    Modern and hip, I love how carefully cultivated everything is on each of the shelves.
    via Blackbird Style
  • Color Coordinated 3 of 20
    Color Coordinated
    Color AND collection coordinated. I can get down with this type of organization. The cupboard storage underneath is a nice touch.
    via House and Home
  • Reclaimed Shelves 4 of 20
    Reclaimed Shelves
    Not only are these cool shelves in a baby's room, but they were made from wood salvaged during the home renovation. That's so rad!
    via Design Sponge
  • Dining Room Reading 5 of 20
    Dining Room Reading
    Ever thought about bookshelves in the dining area? Why not! These ones in particular are pretty cool.
    via House and Home
  • Open Shelving 6 of 20
    Open Shelving
    What do you think about these open shelving units? Built-ins don't have to have all the fun!
    via Home Designing
  • Retro Brick 7 of 20
    Retro Brick
    I really dig the exposed brick behind these shelves, the vibe of this room is so retro and cool.
    via Home Klondike
  • Floor To Ceiling 8 of 20
    Floor To Ceiling
    I like the little nook this shelving installation creates. I want to settle right in with one of those books!
    via House And Home
  • Corner Unit 9 of 20
    Corner Unit
    I kind of love that these shelves are different heights, books (and other treasures) come in all shapes and sizes!
    via Simply Smitten
  • Window Frame 10 of 20
    Window Frame
    The way these shelves continue up and over the window is so awesome. Everything is so well placed and aesthetically delightful.
    via Mark D. Sikes
  • Books In The Bedroom 11 of 20
    Books In The Bedroom
    Bookshelves in the bedroom make so much sense to me, this one seems pretty perfect don't you think?
    via Martha Stewart
  • Window Reading 12 of 20
    Window Reading
    Lining the walls in this room with shelves and turning the window into a comfy reading space was kind of a genius idea.
    via Scandinavian Homes
  • Vintage Inspired 13 of 20
    Vintage Inspired
    Taking advantage of the under-stair space once again, this built-in bookcase features a work desk and some cool retro style.
    via Apartment Therapy
  • Lofty 14 of 20
    Lofty
    Someday I'll live in a home with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings and a loft over a bookshelf just like this.
    via Apartment Therapy
  • Reading Nook 15 of 20
    Reading Nook
    This space was built for reading so why not add a nice little nook? It just makes sense.
    via Desire To Inspire
  • Lofty Library 16 of 20
    Lofty Library
    More beautiful ceilings and another clever built in loft space, this one turned into a library instead.
    via Georgiana Design
  • Sunny Shelving 17 of 20
    Sunny Shelving
    These shelves look ripe for the sorting, bet they're full of good reads.
    via Hooked On Houses
  • Closet Turned Library 18 of 20
    Closet Turned Library
    Closet space is hard to come by, but if by chance you have some to spare, why not make it into a library?
    via Real Simple
  • Shelves And More Shelves 19 of 20
    Shelves And More Shelves
    These sleek shelves are so modern and dreamy.
    via Shelterness
  • Ladder Access 20 of 20
    Ladder Access
    This whole room seems like such a stylish and smart use of space and the idea of bookshelves accessible only by ladder is kind of fun.
    via We Heart It

*lead image via Shelterness

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