25+ Creative Bookcases That Add a Modern Twist to Interior Design

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Who said bookcases had to be boring? In the past, pieces of such furniture were predominantly characterized by their vertical orientation and rectangular design. Today, however, many designers have opted instead for a more avant-garde aesthetic. In this collection of creative bookshelves, we present imaginative, one-of-a-kind examples of the timeless furnishing.

Some boast both an original design and a multi-functional purpose, putting a stylish spin on storage space. Similarly, a few cleverly double as comfy reading nooks perfect for curling up with a good book. Additionally, some are rooted in an appreciation for nature, a handful are inspired by graphic design, and some magically masquerade as optical illusions! Whether you're a bookworm or simply a lover of fun furniture, one thing is certain: you're sure to swoon over this selection of unique bookcases.

Some unique bookcases combine form with function.

Similarly, some double as both shelving and as a cozy place to curl up with a good book.

Sometimes, designers opt for bookcases that boast impressive optical illusions.

Still, many simply feature a creative twist on the classic, modular style.

Others are more graphic in nature.

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Read more: Dream Bookshelf

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Read more: America Bookcase

And some find inspiration where it all began: the tree!

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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