Make Modern Bookcases and Bookshelves a Part Of Your Home

Elevate your storage options with a bookcase or cabinet from west elm. These definitive furniture pieces hold more than just books. Browse our collection of standalone bookcases, cabinets and shelving units to store books, photos, keepsakes and other items. Modern bookcases and bookshelves are an excellent way to turn empty wall space into storage space.

Work Shelving Units Into Your Decor

You want your storage pieces to look natural and part of the existing decor. We have a variety of in-wall shelving units to store items in your bedroom, den or living room.

  • Tower or ladder-like shelving units add vertical storage space and easy access to any room. They stand tall and work great for storing everything from towels to media to books.
  • Angled shelving units feature a mix of open and closed storage let you store a variety of items, like toys, books and games, out of sight. They also fit snugly against the wall and don't take up precious floor space.

Go Mod

Modular bookcases are offer plenty of storage for books, decorative items, baskets and more.

  • Choose wider bookcases for larger spaces and tall, thin bookcases in your hallway or entryway to serve as a focal point.
  • Horizontal bookcases offer plenty of open storage and can double as a TV or buffet stand.

Bookcases For Every Home

A stylish bookcase lets you display your collection and keep your books in the best condition.

  • Wooden mid-century designs look great in a home with lots of modern furniture.
  • Metal bookcases make great transitional pieces. Their slim frames are an easy fit for any style. Pair with glass shelves for a lighter, airy look.
  • The neutral color options make it easy to place with existing furniture.

Try A Sophisticated Storage Option

Cabinets also work well as storage solutions in nearly any room of the home.

  • Use as a cupboard to store books and games in the bedroom or as a TV stand in the living room to create a media center.
  • Wood display cabinets offer plenty of shelves and cupboards. Pair with matching bookcases for a state-of-the-art console set.
  • Industrial modular cabinets are full of mid-century modern style and feature a roomy compartment to keep books, linens or other odds-and-ends.
  • Curio cabinets store family heirlooms, collectibles and antiques behind glass doors. Made of reclaimed wood or iron, these cabinets provide the perfect vintage backdrop for all your priceless keepsakes.

After you've perused our collection of modern bookcases and bookshelves, check out all our home furnishings to give your living space more character and class.

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