From essential sci-fi reads to fantasy series a bookshelf can't do without, we take serious pride in crafting a complete — and completely geeky — home library. Once the Ender's Game, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography are in place, add a thematic decorative touch with these bookends. From gilded dinosaurs (to really class up the Tolkien) to steampunk-inspired gear pieces, bookmark these choices to complete your reading nook.
We're all for books, books, and more books for our little ones, but all that rich reading material can turn into some serious kid clutter. Get your child's library organized and looking stylish today by investing in some adorable bookends. From some of our favorite kiddie retailers, including Serena & Lily, The Land of Nod, RH Baby & Child, and more, the following 10 bookends feature animals (both balloon, stuffed, bronzed, and made of wood), a school bus, and a message of love. Keep clicking to find your favorite!
When it comes to design, we love anything that brings style and interest into a space. Currently, we're turning to bookends to do the trick. The perfect way to add a pop of color or incorporate a hint of the unexpected, bookends are just the accent our shelves need. From polished agate to weighty steel brackets, even the most classic of books can be given an eclectic touch. Here are the six statement pieces we are currently coveting!
- Printed bookends ($241): These lacquered bookends have a retro vibe with a pop of red, perfect for an office bookcase.
- Gold Pig Bookends ($30): This gilded piggy will add gold charm to your bookshelf and a bit of quirky glamour to your space.
- Horn Bookends ($120): With an aluminum base and organic lines, these horn bookends can easily be an interesting, eclectic neutral in a living room or study.
- Industrial Gear Bookends ($228): Use this set of spur bookends to add vintage flare to a masculine, modern space.
- Acrylic Horse Bookends ($230, originally $325): These acrylic bookends are a contemporary take on classic design that will keep books propped with flair.
- Natural Agate Bookends ($46): Blocks of polished agate are the perfect complement to a curated collection of classic books.
As September approaches — and with all your Summer reads piling up — we have the perfect solution for your ever-growing book collection: decorative bookends. Functional but also stylish, bookends are a great way to bring a bit of personality to your space. Looking for a simple way to organize your reads? We've rounded up some of our favorite bookends to suit a variety of design styles.
Whether you're well-read or your hardcovers are just for display, bookends are a classic accessory that every home should have. In the age of Kindles, bookends are less common than they used to be. That said, some of the most interesting ones I've seen on the market are vintage! From sailing ships to Scottie dogs, there are bookends for enthusiasts of everything out there. Check out some of my favorites that I've discovered on Etsy.
Keeping that collection of books you've accumulated over the years nice and tidy can seem like an impossible task. What you really need are some bookends, and what a better addition to your floating bookshelf than these Nerd Bookends ($22) from Etsy?
Made of solid steel, they are sturdy enough to hold all of your must-read, favorite titles, and a good chunk of NPR's top 100 sci-fi titles upright and at attention.
I love this little vignette I created on my bedroom windowsill looking over Manhattan. The large windows and view make my tiny apt feel much bigger! I got the Foo Dog bookends at Home Goods and the Shell Ashtray from Urban Outfitters.
Shopping in one of my favorite local consignment furniture shops, I fell hard for this pair of white wooden artichoke finials, originally meant for the ends of a curtain rod or bed posts. I really have no use for them as curtain rod finials, but I instantly realized they'd make great bookends! They have a regal, statuesque shape that's practically destined for bookshelf styling. And their wooden form gives them enough heft and stability to parenthesize a literary collection of nearly any width and weight. Want a pair for yourself? Check out the wide selection of finials on ShopStyle!
I haven't seen an interesting pair of bookends in ages. In fact, I've never written about them here. Now is the time. I'm aching for the Sophie Nova Sablés Bookends ($155), which are made of sand (sable in French) and Italian lambskin. They're available in a variety of hues and leathers, but I'd be happy to own this pink-gold set; they'd look so fab holding up my collection of design books. They also remind me of the bags used for the Midwestern lawn game, Cornhole. But, I think $155 is a bit of a splurge for a bag of sand. Perhaps I'll try DIY-ing this one. What do you think?