Finding good, sturdy bookcases is hard to do. Either they are astronomically expensive or very flimsy. You don’t want to waste money on something that will simply collapse leaving your precious books scattered about the living room floor. As you will read there are lots of good choices as you will.
Davinci MDB Bookcase, White
The Davinci MDB bookcase is attractive and classic looking with a single drawer in the base which is good for storing extra items. It is sturdily manufactured with solid composite plywood, screw attachments, and metallic pegs to hold the shelves up so that you know these selves will last many years. Despite the instructions being confusing, it is still fairly easy to assemble so your entire Saturday afternoon won’t be consumed with figuring out which piece goes where.
Stony-Edge No Assembly Folding Bookcase, 4 Shelves, Media Cabinet Storage Unit, for Home & Office, Quality Furniture. Espresso Color. 16” Wide.
While most shelves at this price range are composite wood the Stony Edge No assembly bookcase is made of real wood. This is an incredibly sturdy bookcase and can hold up to 150 pounds. The coolest feature of this bookshelf is that it comes assembled and folds, all you have to do when you receive it is pull it out of the box, place it where you want it and fill it with all your beautiful books.
Spine Book Tower
Have you ever wanted one of those cool walls filled with floating books? Now you can have it with the Spine Book Tower. The Book Tower easily attaches to the wall and is made of all metal so it’s super sturdy and chic. It is also incredibly versatile and would work great in any room in your house, either for books, bath towels or simply to display nicknacks.
Zinus Modern Studio Collection 4-Shelf Multipurpose Bookcase
The Zinus Modern Studio 4 shelf bookcase is an attractive sturdy shelving unit. You can put up to 60 books on a shelf, so if you’re a bibliophile your library will quickly have a have a home. The metal supports and composite wood shelves will stand up to the test of time while still being very attractive.
Sauder Pogo Bookcase/Footboard, Soft White Finish
If you’re looking for a great bookcase for your children’s nursery the Sauder Bookcase with footboard is a great match. It has plenty of room for all of the little one’s books but also has two great cubbies to store toys and stuffed animals. This is a little bit of complex unit, so it’ll take a little bit of time to put together, but it’s so attractive it’s worth the extra time. If anything is amiss with this unit Sauder’s has excellent customer service, so help is only a phone call away.
South Shore Axess Collection 4-Shelf Bookcase, Royal Cherry
If you’re looking for an attractive, simple bookcase the South Shores Axess 4-shelf bookcase is great. It has four shelves, two of which are adjustable so you can make room for any size book you have. These shelves are particle board which means they’re lightweight and reasonably durable.
Ameriwood Set of 2 (Bundle) 5-shelf Bookcases. Choice of White, Black, Espresso, Ruby Red and Alder. Adjustable Shelves, Decorative and Contemporary. Harmonizes Well with Most Decor Styles. Use in Living Room, Family Room, Home Office, Work Office, or Any Room. (Black)
If you’re looking for an economical option and have a lot of books to store the Ameriwood set of 2 is the way to go. There’s a 50 pound limit per a shelf, but that’s still a lot of books. If anything goes wrong you can count on Ameriwood’s excellent customer service to help you out.
Coaster Home Furnishings 800270 Transitional Bookcase, Cappuccino
Coaster Home Furnishings Transitional Bookcase is a really neat option. It works great if you’re looking for a nice corner unit for your living room or bathroom, but can also be used in tandem with other Coster Home shelves to create a large custom shelf. Unlike some of the other bookshelves, it is very easy to assemble and is high quality. You’ll quickly have those books up off the floor and looking nice in the corner.
Winsome Wood 3-Tier A-Frame Shelf, Black
The final two bookshelves are really unique and cool. The first Winsome Wood 3 tear shelf is an A-frame bookshelf. It is made of composite wood, so it’s not too heavy and comes with plenty of screws to attach to the a-frame so it’s very sturdy. It would be a really great functional accent piece in your living room.
Saganizer corner shelf brown corner shelf unit 5 Tier corner shelves
The Saganizer corner shelf is probably the coolest shelf on this list. The only complaint about this unit is that it’s sometimes tricky to get the wall anchors to work, but once you figure them out the unit holds firmly to the wall. It looks so cool, the little bit of extra work is worth it. This is a floating shelf for the corner of any room and will be a cool conversation piece for anyone who enters.
While there’s a lot of really neat options for bookcases, the best is the Stoney-Edge no assembly bookcase. This unit uses real sturdy wood and requires no assembly as the name states. We’ve all sat on the floor wondering what we’ve gotten ourselves into with a “some-assembly-required,” product. Now you can just order this bookcase, pull it out of the box and start shelving your books. It’s really that easy.