A bookcase, or bookshelf, is a piece of furniture, almost always with horizontal shelves, used mainly to store books but they can also be used for other decorative items. Bookcases range from small, low wooden bookcase the height of a table to high models reaching up to ceiling height. While bookshelves are open-fronted, Bookcases may have doors that can be closed to protect the books from air pollution. These doors are almost always glazed, so as to allow the spines of the books to be read.
Open bookshelves don’t necessarily need to be used just for the storing of books; they also make great places to display pictures, photo frames and other keepsakes in a living room or bedroom. And closed bookcases are great display units for treasured items of the non-literary variety as well – those crystal glasses or fancy dining set you don’t use everyday can be still be seen and admired but are kept safe and dust free behind the glass doors.
East Connection has a selection of bookshelves of all shapes and sizes and in various colours. A Hand carved bookshelf may complement your antique book collection, steel & timber industrial bookshelf to hold records and vintage items or a brass fitted display cabinet for your precious marble & brass figurines – if you can’t find a piece that’s perfect for your home at East connection, you’re probably not looking closely enough!