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Trend Alert: 11 Periodical-Style Shelves for Design Book Lovers

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Trend Alert: 11 Periodical-Style Shelves for Design Book Lovers

March 22, 2017

Traditional bookshelves are just fine for holding old paperbacks. But what about artful design books and magazines too beautiful to hide in the stacks? Noticed lately: Angled shelves, inspired by library-style periodical shelves, that showcase display-worthy book covers. Here are a few of our favorite in-situ periodical shelves.

Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers A library in a Boerum Hill townhouse by Workstead keeps oversized books within reach—and on view; see A Bespoke Parlor and Kitchen in Boerum Hill.
Above: A library in a Boerum Hill townhouse by Workstead keeps oversized books within reach—and on view; see A Bespoke Parlor and Kitchen in Boerum Hill.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers  Art books on a freestanding shelf mirror the hanging artwork in photographer Erin Little&#8\2\17;s home in a converted church. Photograph courtesy of Erin Little.
Above: Art books on a freestanding shelf mirror the hanging artwork in photographer Erin Little’s home in a converted church. Photograph courtesy of Erin Little.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers A Vitsoe shelving system holds books on top and wine bottles on the bottom in the London flat of architect Johanna Molineus. For more, see A Minimalist Aerie for a Worldly Architect, London Edition.
Above: A Vitsoe shelving system holds books on top and wine bottles on the bottom in the London flat of architect Johanna Molineus. For more, see A Minimalist Aerie for a Worldly Architect, London Edition.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers At design shop Formerly Yes in Los Angeles, books on wall mounted periodical shelves are both inventory and decor. Photograph by Stefan Junir, courtesy of Formerly Yes.
Above: At design shop Formerly Yes in Los Angeles, books on wall-mounted periodical shelves are both inventory and decor. Photograph by Stefan Junir, courtesy of Formerly Yes.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers The String Unit Bookshelf from South Africa–based shop Mezzanine is an airier wire version of traditional wood shelving systems.
Above: The String Unit Bookshelf from South Africa–based shop Mezzanine is an airier wire version of traditional wood shelving systems.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers  Designer Franklin Salasky keeps periodicals at the ready on adjustable display shelves in his eclectic townhouse in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Photograph by Franklin Salasky, courtesy of Kellie Franklin.
Above: Designer Franklin Salasky keeps periodicals at the ready on adjustable display shelves in his eclectic townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Photograph by Franklin Salasky, courtesy of Kellie Franklin.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers In a Brooklyn townhouse designed by Elizabeth Roberts, angled display shelves are perched atop wall mounted storage cabinets. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; for more on this project, check out the Remodelista book.
Above: In a Brooklyn townhouse designed by Elizabeth Roberts, angled display shelves are perched atop wall-mounted storage cabinets. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; for more on this project, check out the Remodelista book.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers Extra wide display shelves are built at desk height in an Australia home designed by Rachcoff Vella Architects. Photograph by Shannon McGrath.
Above: Extra-wide display shelves are built at desk height in an Australia home designed by Rachcoff Vella Architects. Photograph by Shannon McGrath.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers A small space (and portable) option: angled bookshelves, as seen in Book Shop, a Remodelista favorite for all things literary. See The New Bookstore Model: Book/Shop in Oakland, California and A Tabletop Bookcase for Small Spaces.
Above: A small-space (and portable) option: angled bookshelves, as seen in Book-Shop, a Remodelista favorite for all things literary. See The New Bookstore Model: Book/Shop in Oakland, California and A Tabletop Bookcase for Small Spaces.
Trend Alert 11 PeriodicalStyle Shelves for Design Book Lovers In the Beverly Hills home of fashion photographer Steven Meisel, low, wide display shelves hold favorite design books. Photograph by Roger Davies, courtesy of Architectural Digest.
Above: In the Beverly Hills home of fashion photographer Steven Meisel, low, wide display shelves hold favorite design books. Photograph by Roger Davies, courtesy of Architectural Digest.
poul cadovius royal system shelving
Above: Designed in 1948 by Poul Cadovius, the Royal System Shelving System is available in oiled oak or walnut; contact Haus London for sourcing information.

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