It seems as though we’re always discussing how to style bookshelves, but what about the actual shelves themselves? Built-in bookcases are gorgeous but can be quite costly given their most often custom design. Today we’ve rounded up our top 5 favorite ready-to-ship and assemble bookcases. Say hello to the perfect nesting place for your beloved books, art, and accessories.


{a, Blu Dot Hitch Bookcase/b, CB2 Stairway Mounted Bookcase/c, Restoration Hardware Industrial Shelving Unit/d, DWR Sapien Bookcase/e, Land of Nod Straight & Narrow Shelf}

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.09.13 AMPictured: The Manrepeller Headquarters (a) Bludot Hitch Shelves

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.11.10 AMPictured: Palm beach cottage by Anna Burke Interiors (b) CB2 Stairway Mounted White Bookcase

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.13.59 AMPictured: Ellen Degeneres and Portia Rossi’s California Ranch Home, (similar to c) Industrial Dutch Shelving Unit

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.18.07 AMPictured: Michelle Adams old apartment (d) Sapien Bookcase

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.51.28 AMPictured: Modern kitchen (similar to e) Straight and Narrow Ledge