Looking for a solution to organize your books on a table? This may be your best bet! Construct your very own do-it-yourself book holder that not only provides storage for your fave books from your book collection but also ensures you never lose your place in your current read. Download the free plans!
I love using wooden crates! We had some leftover paint from our mountain mural project in my son's room, so we made this little wooden crate book holder, painting each crate a different color. This concept could be used for adult books or for children's books, as we're doing here! This is a great super cheap idea for small spaces.
This takes the wooden crate concept to the next level by stacking more together in a larger arrangement.
Be sure to follow the tutorial, which mentions that you need to nail them together and secure them to the wall. The bottom shelf would be the best place to store the big books that are heavier (to make sure it doesn't get too top-heavy!) But if you secure it the right way, you could totally fit a large collection of books in this room divider made from wood crates!
Guess what? I managed to score an incredible deal at a thrift store—a laminate cabinet for a mere $3! But hold onto your seat because you won't believe the astonishing transformation this cabinet underwent. It is a great place for storing books in our hallway.
For those with limited storage space, you'll love this good idea! The DIY blogger has quite the collection of favorite books in her home library, but her living room didn't have room for a bookcase without sacrificing seating.
This idea of storing the books on the wall is a great way to take advantage of the vertical empty space in your room and turn your physical books into art!
Transforming an old cutting board into a practical floating shelf has never been easier. Utilize it to stack books, create a stylish plant shelf, or hang it next to your bed as a convenient bedside shelf. With just a few supplies, you can bring this fun idea to life!
Paula and her husband love to read, so there's never any shortage of books in their home. They've found that the best place to store their current reads is in their living room on the coffee table. Instead of just having them stacked up, she built this Industrial Pipe bookshelf to keep them organized on the tabletop.
I just love this idea! Jenna hung old gym locker baskets on the wall on their side and put books inside! She uses this idea in her kitchen for storing cookbooks, but this idea could be used in any room. I love it when you find a way to turn book storage into decor!
Display your favorite titles in style with this macrame hanging book holder. You simply side the books into the holes of macrame cording and the wooden beads pull down to secure them. This would make a great gift for book lovers!
If you're looking for a good way to store books on your desktop, this is perfect! This desktop shelf holes several books with 4 different-sized compartments. You can also hold potted plants and organize your office supplies on the shelf.
Keep track of the books you still need to read with this "to be read" book stand. It is personalized with an engraved flower that can be customized to your birth flower for the month you were born! It holds 4-5 books depending on size, making it perfect to keep by your bed or on your desktop.
Keep your books organized in style with these retractable bookends that have a bit of an industrial look to them! These are the perfect addition to any office, study, school, library, or wherever you need to keep your books in order. If you need to store more books of different sizes, just pull the bookends apart to make them wider. Genius!
It also has a pen holder to keep your writing tools within reach.
Do you have big reading goals? The first step is finding the next good book to add to your collection. Keep the books that you still want to read organized in this canvas bag that says "Reading Goals".
The top of the storage container can be folded down so you can see the top edge of the book jackets to see the titled or flipped up for a more streamlined look with the book covers hidden. This is a good option for a gift for a teacher or an avid reader.
If you only have a little space to spare in a small apartment, using the vertical space on your walls for book storage is the best option. These ones have a clean and minimalist design and can be used for books, candles, indoor plants, and other home decor. This is such a creative way to use the extra space on your walls!
If you love to read books in your bed at night, it's a good rule of thumb to have a space to keep them organized! This bedside organizer is perfect. You can keep your reading materials within reach.
You're also able to keep other important things handy, like reading glasses, the remote, your phone, a notepad, and more. It’s a must-have bedroom accessory for anyone who wishes to de-clutter their bedroom!
All you do is slide the elongated flap under your mattress and voila! Instant book storage!
There you have it! We’ve explored everything from unconventional bookshelves to tabletop book organizers and more. Remember, the key here is to find a book storage system that works for you and your space. Whether you choose to go DIY with it or buy something, the possibilities are endless.
Think outside of the traditional bookshelf and tidy up your books with one of these creative ideas!
Which of these book storage ideas is your favorite?
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