Chances are you have seen library ladders in your local library or bookstore, and while the majority of us may not have such a collection of books that we would need a library ladder to access them, a ladder bookshelf makes a great item to keep books on as a display unit. It will add a sense of old world charm to your living room or den and is as functional as it is attractive.
Library ladder bookshelf:
Library ladder bookshelves pictured: Left: 5-Tier Leaning Wall Shelf Ladder Shelf in Black by eWayMarket / Right: Nexxt Hadfield 5-Tier Leaning Wall Shelf, White by Nexxt by Linea.
These tend to be used for displaying small item, or a small amount of books.
With the tremendous popularity of flat screen televisions, the TV bookshelf has changed alongside the television. Instead of a big and bulky unit, the modern TV bookshelf is sleek and stylish with an open, low level structure for the TV to sit, flanked with bookshelves. In some models, the bottom part of the TV cabinet has the usual space for all your gadgets and peripheral storage needs housed in a contemporary design. This is definitely not your grandfather’s TV bookshelf.
TV bookshelf pictured: Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture Tribeca Loft Flat Panel,Plasma,LCD TV Bookcase Entertainment Center in Cherry Finish by Martin Furniture.
If you are looking for a TV stand on which you can also store books, DVD’s, CD’s and anything you want to display, then a bookshelf that doubles as a TV stand is the way to go. They resemble regular bookshelves, but they have a wide space made especially for placing your television.
Bookshelf TV Stand:
Bookshelf TV Stand pictured: Black Wood Finish Entertainment Center TV Stand Book Shelves by AtHomeMart