Lesley Lynch
Lesley Lynch
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Asked on Oct 19, 2017

Compact Bookshelf- I have no room for my books

Lesley LynchLisa S.Johnavallance82
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What to do when you have lots of books you want to keep but no room for an actual standing bookshelf. Any ideas?

12 answers
  • Jeanette
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Have you seen the wall shelves that are supported and hang from ropes or belts attached to the wall?
  • what about crates that you can stack in various places ? can you put up some shelves on the wall?
  • Dfm
    on Oct 19, 2017

    old dresser drawers with small wheels attatced ....slide under bed. Or find a dresser
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 19, 2017

    You could get narrow shelving and put one behind the couch, on the bedroom wall, in the hall, etc. Narrow ones do not take much space (8 to 9 inches) and they are wide enough for books. Go from floor to ceiling with them.
  • MsDDub
    on Oct 19, 2017

    DO you have a corner or open flooring - stack them various ways. I found a 'hutch' top at IKEA - and I managed to get 40 books stacked various ways - even with the open shelved bottoms.......The spines of the books are displayed uniquely.
  • MsDDub
    on Oct 19, 2017

    There used to be a 'folding' one from stapes or Office MAx - around 40 - the hutch top was around $20. AS is section......
  • Mar7331663
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Get the flat storage containers with wheels and store them under beds.
  • Nancy
    on Oct 19, 2017

    we have a small house...so I have found ways to utilize space fairly well. One such way was to install a shelf one foot down from the ceiling all the around a room. I have done this in three rooms. You can choose the wide if the shelf, but make sure you use adequate hangers. I have arranged books, vases, collector plates etc. kn my guest room, i have displayed my kid'ssmall sruffed animals, favorite books and other small toys from their childhood. it looks great!
  • V Smith
    on Oct 19, 2017

    If you don't need to get to them often consider shelves above the doors. The door frame will help support the weight of the books and you can add 2 shelf brackets to each end.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Back of door Library
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 19, 2017

    If you just want to keep them, not see them, consider under the bed storage. Also consider other rooms, such as on top of kitchen cabinets, on top of a bathroom shelf (if not valuable books).
  • Lesley Lynch
    on Oct 29, 2017

    Thanks so much.
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