Accent Your Home Library with these Favorite Bookends

Organize your books and keep them safe and snug with these bookends
A cat bookend holds up books
Keep your book collection organized with these clever but steady bookends. Pixabay

Bookends don’t have to be boring. Like the literature, music and movies they help protect, a good bookend can add a necessary snap of style to a shelf. Here are five bookends we recommend.

Polished Dyed Blue Agate Bookends
The surface of these blue agate bookends are polished while the outer rim maintains its natural rough crust. JIC Gem

Did you think we’d start off with the same old boring bookends your grandparents gave you when you were 5? Blow people’s minds with these agate stones, one of nature’s oldest healing minerals. The stones, which are available in different sizes and colors, sit on rubber pads so don’t sweat scratching your bookcase.

MaxGear Universal Bookends
These classic but effective bookends are sturdy enough to hold up the heaviest collection of books. MaxGear

If space on your bookcase or shelf is at a premium, then sometimes the old-school approach to bookends is the right move. They’re not the prettiest bookends you’ll ever buy, but they’re super slim, built to last and feature non-slip foam pads on the bottoms to keep your books, magazines, DVDs and CDs all safe and snug.

SRIWATANA Decorative Bookends
Maximize your space with style using these decorative bookends. SRIWATANA

Technically these are “geometric” bookends, but we were told they’d be no math in today’s review. (Don’t get me started on how I did in calculus.) These bookends combine the practicality of traditional slim models with an attractive design.

Cast Iron Metal Arrow Bookends
Each cast-iron base has R1 and 712 in raised lettering to add an authentic look. Creative Co-op

These cast-iron bookends are just over a half foot tall, making them the perfect size for either home or office use. They’re available in gold, red and black and can be cleaned with a wet cloth.

Fasmov Stainless Steel Man Bookends
This “pair of helpers” has anti-scratch bottoms and definitely are a conversation starter. Fasmov

I’d love to spin a yarn here about how this bookend sculpture was inspired by ancient Greek statues that once graced the original Olympic games, but you wouldn’t buy it. Still, there’s something special about these little beauties. Wouldn’t they be perfect for storing all your do-it-yourself books?


Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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