Modern Bookcases and Bookshelves: Ladder, Narrow and Beyond

Take a screen break. Let your electronics charge and grab a page-turner from a modern bookcase. Whether you want to organize the home library or show off some stylish decor, modern bookshelves add serious personality to your space. Working with limited room in an apartment or urban loft? Take advantage of its vertical space with modular shelves—tack on as many sections as you like to create custom configurations. Want a more classic design that rests on the floor? No worries. Find a slim bookcase instead. Think a minimalist bookshelf with LED lights for a museum-worthy display, or one with wheels for simple maneuvering. Narrow bookcases are also easy to stylize between sofas, end tables and more. If you have more space to play with, go with a modern bookshelf that's wide. Plus, be sure to consider the question of open vs. closed ones. Closed bookcases can act as room dividers if you want to section off the space, while open ones have sleek appeal and keep the room breathable. Wood bookcases have a warm and timeless feel. A glass or metal one, meanwhile, is a chic industrial pick. Going for a look that's off the beaten path? V-shaped shelves give off an eclectic vibe, while staggered ones add an abstract touch. For rooms with wall space to spare, think ladder bookcases. They flesh out the area and provide valuable storage space in the process.

Modern Bookcase Decor

Looking for modern ways to decorate your bookcase or floating shelves? We got you. They hold not just literary classics, but also decor like potted botanicals, framed photos, decorative bowls and other accents. From treasured snapshots to noteworthy novels, the pieces that live on your bookshelf make for fun conversation pieces. Minimalist bookshelves allow the items to really pop. If you want to display a colorful mix of collectibles, white bookcases also complement the arrangement. Plus, they bring out the best in surrounding furniture, be it a white sofa in the living room or white desk in the home office. For lit lovers who enjoy kicking back with a glass of wine while reading, keep books and bottles together on your modern bookshelf.