If you’re a bookworm like me, then you know there’s nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good gripping book at the end of a long day. And if you’re someone whose exceptionally proud of their prized books (like most bookworms), then you probably love taking good care of them and spectacularly showcasing them. We’ve curated a collection of unique, functional, and interesting designs that are a must-have for all the book lovers out there. From an innovative mounted reading light to a bookshelf and side table in one – these amazing designs need to be on the wishlist of every bookworm out there!

1. Bookgroove

Called the Bookgroove, this unique furniture design functions as a bookrack and a table. It has a seamless and well-designed body that makes it an excellent fit for contemporary homes. It is a conceptual design that deserves to be converted into a real one.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Bookgroove may look circular at first glance, but as you look it has a J-shaped carving on one side that can store multiple books. It is an interesting way to store books, as they mimic the shape of the built-in shelf on the side table.

What we like

  • Can accommodate a cup of coffee or a glass of wine
  • Unique way to store your favorite books

What we dislike

  • The books positioned at the bottom of the curve can get damaged over time
  • Difficult to access books when you want to read them

2. Bowie 2.0

Named the Bowie 2.0, this reading light is quite genius as it illuminates not only the pages of your book but also your entire room. It is designed like a leather fashion accessory and can be easily clipped onto the left and right sides of your book cover.

Why is it noteworthy?

The light’s straps have LEDs built into them, which cast a soft and subtle glow that is yet strong enough to let you read in the dark. The light casts warm LED light on your pages, allowing you to read them with ease, turn pages, and move around without the light causing any discomfort.

What we like

  • Equipped with touch-sensitive brightness settings built in that let you adjust the LED brightness to suit your needs and requirements

What we dislike

  • It could be considered inconvenient and uncomfortable for some to hold a book with a reading light attached to it

3. Triangle Side Table

Called the Triangle Side Table, this unique table features a flat horizontal surface, as well as a groove for securing a writing instrument. The main attraction is a resting place for whatever you’re currently reading, and you can place the partially opened book on top of the triangle.

Why is it noteworthy?

The open interior is a great place to showcase reading materials, but you can use it to hold potted plants or even a pet mattress. It has a unique shape, beveled edges, as well as a minimalist base that gives the impression that the table is magically floating.

What we like

  • Looks like it is magically floating

What we dislike

  • Not the best at functioning as a regular table

4. BOOF

Shaped like an adorable little house, BOOF is a reading lamp that is placed on a metallic desk. The fun bit is that you can place a book on its roof, which gives the image of a house lit during the night.

Why is it noteworthy?

When a book is placed on BOOF, the subtle light on the window and the ground floor light up. The triangular roof also functions as a natural bookmark for the book you place on it. The light is quite soft and inspiring, letting you focus on the written word.

What we like

  • Merges with the bedroom decor, and makes a fun and functional addition to your living space

What we dislike

  • Will consume a lot of space when placed on your side table

5. Plot Twist Bookshelf

PLOT TWIST Bookshelves

PLOT TWIST Bookshelf Concept

Designed by Deniz Aktay, the Plot Twist Bookshelf features four separate twisted wooden elements that are connected to one another, building a stable and innovative form. The unconventional and mesmerizing design truly captures whoever looks at it!

Why is it noteworthy?

The bookshelf’s design can be accessed from every side. It is oddly satisfying and features curves that are seen in the designer’s other projects. Most of the furniture designs undergo bending and twisting like Aktay’s Wavelet, Tie Stool, and the Pet Table.

What we like

  • Similarly sized books can be easily arranged for a clutter-free look
  • Stable design that stands on its own

What we dislike

  • Space-consuming design, not well-suited for homes with space constraints

6. Fréquence Shelf

Dubbed the Fréquence shelf, this minimal and sophisticated shelving design is a multifunctional and modular piece of furniture that is fantastic for holding and storing your prized books.

Why is it noteworthy?

The shelf includes a bunch of geometrically shaped modules that can be combined, mixed, and matched to create a variety of designs, according to your taste and preference.

What we like

  • The elements can be configured to create a small bookcase or a larger room divider

What we dislike

  • Bulky + space-consuming design, not suited for smaller homes

7. Nodding Chair

Called the Nodding Chair, this unique chair is perfect for book lovers! It lets your body have its range of natural motions while reading, resting, or even writing. It can be tilted forward and backward, allowing you to make smaller movements that won’t let you feel too nauseous.

Why is it noteworthy?

The entire chair doesn’t move, only the seat can swing in small movements. This allows you to have motion, but not too much of it. Also, it reduces the pressure on the floor, so you won’t get marks and scratches on the floor.

What we like

  • Comes with a partner footstool, letting you get into a comfy position

What we dislike

  •  The seat doesn’t seem to be that comfortable as it’s just plain wood and there’s no cushion

8. Overlap Table

Called the Overlap table, this versatile furniture design is quite commanding and functional. It functions as a coffee and side table, while also serving as an excellent storage space for your books, also allowing you to showcase them.

Why is it noteworthy?

This beautiful furniture design truly prioritizes storage, something that modern homeowners will truly appreciate as well, considering the space constraint issues we all face these days.

What we like

  • Functions as a coffee and side table, as well as a bookcase
  • Minimal + clean aesthetics that allow it to merge with any living space

What we dislike

  • The box holds books only up to a fixed size and doesn’t allow for bigger books to be kept, so not the best option for those who have a versatile range of books

9. Grid Chair

Called the Grid Chair, this simple and tastefully designed chair by SUNRIU Design, and has a lot of thoughtful details that make it quite unique and appealing. Although it looks like an ordinary wooden chair at first glance, it has a couple of flat elements incorporated.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Grid Chair is built of four planks of wood arranged in an interesting grid-like manner. The lines of the chair stagger together to create a neat grid that produces extended flat surfaces on either side of the chair.

What we like

  • The extended surfaces serve as storage spaces to hold and display your books

What we dislike

  • The wooden edges of the extended surfaces are rough and raw and could hurt young children and pets, so must be kept away from them

10. The Nemuix

The Nemuix is a reading light that is as thin as a bookmark, and slimmer than a dollar coin! It is also dexterous enough to fold. It is made from reinforced plastic film, hence it can be bent and flexed without receiving any creases.

Why is it noteworthy?

The reading light is fitted with a low blue-light LED, which minimizes the amount of High Bio wavelength emitted by artificial light and digital devices.

What we like

  • It is bright enough to let you read your book, even in pitch darkness

What we dislike

  • Looks quite easy to misplace and lose

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