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Issue 105 · Editors' Picks: 2013 · January 3, 2014

A Tabletop Bookcase for Small Spaces

Issue 105 · Editors' Picks: 2013 · January 3, 2014

Currently coveting: Book/Shop owner Erik Heywood's tabletop bookshelves inspired by Bruno Mathsson's Book Crib, but designed to pack flat, slotting together for an instant set up. 

The shelves are available in natural birch, walnut ply, and more recently, in white corian. Heywood suggests using them as either a single shelf or in a continuous row, holding everything from paperbacks to art books and even LPs.

N.B. Be sure to visit our post on the Oakland, CA, shop, The New Bookstore Model: Book/Shop and Ask the Expert: Erik Heywood Talks Books.

Book/Shop SSB-1 in Walnut | Remodelista

Above: The Slotted System Bookcase-1 in Solid Walnut is $139 directly from Book/Shop.

Book/Shop SSB-1 in Plywood | Remodelista

Above: The bookshelves pack flat and are easily assembled by slotting each piece together.

Book/Shop SSB-1 in Plywood | Remodelista

Above: The SSB-1 in Natural Birch Ply is $129 directly from Book/Shop.

Oak bookshelf at Book/Shop pop-up shop

Above: Each piece is cut and trimmed by hand, matte clear-coated, edge-banded, and hand rubbed with natural beeswax

Looking for more storage furniture? Sift through our favorite selects of Bookcases and Shelving, including more Bookshelves for Small-Space Living. And how about Bookshelf Printed Wallpaper

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 25, 2013 as part of our In the Library issue.



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