The best bookshelves and bookcases

best bookshelves: an image of leaning ladder bookcase
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The best bookshelves are much more than a piece of storage furniture. They are an essential part of your living space and provide a home for the books that transport, inspire and inform you.  

A bookcase doesn't have to be boring, either, it can be a stylish piece of furniture that can become the focal point of your home office, living room or hallway. For an extra personal touch, why not scatter photo frames, trinkets and small house plants on your bookshelves? 

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Esther Thomas

Esther Thomas (previously Docherty) is the Audience Development Coordinator at Future, and is responsible for the organisation of the team who oversee Social Media and Search strategy. Day to day she works with brands across Future’s portfolio, including Creative Bloq, to optimise their digital content and develop their audience strategy. Staying organised is Esther's forte, and she brings this experience to the table for Creative Bloq, writing about everything from organisation tips and storage solutions, to buying guides that make home working easier (and neater!).

Beyond Creative Bloq, Esther also writes about fitness for and runs the blog for the ethical jewellery brand Voice International.