Whether you have a huge collection of books that need to be organized or you need an attractive way to fill up a large blank wall, adding a tall double bookcase is an excellent way to get the job done in style. Deciding that a double bookcase is the furniture for you is half the battle. The second half is choosing the best bookshelf for you! Let’s take a look at our budget, commercial and heirloom options for this statement piece.
The Budget Option: The Midas 72” Double Bookcase is a sharp addition to both traditional and contemporary offices. Available in your choice of oak, cherry or espresso, it offers a warm and inviting look that can easily complement most décor. The wood veneer construction makes for a great value at this budget price, since veneers are durable and long-lasting, and the thick shelves provide sturdy support. Its simple design includes no flashy details, making this piece a good solution for those who want their furniture to blend in with the office, not stand out.
The pros: Adjustable shelves, affordable, veneer construction, available in three different finishes
The cons: Does not ship assembled, no intricate details
The Commercial Option: If you want something a little more upscale, then check out the Pont Lafayette 78” Double Bookcase from none other than the NBF Signature Series. Also constructed of wood veneer, this unit comes in a shade of deep walnut that’s ideal for offices that prefer a traditional sort of elegance. So what sets this bookshelf apart? Its half-moon-shaped frame, crown molding and elevated base on detailed feet give it a sort of flair that you don’t see every day. The wood veneer shelves feature glass inlays that are further complemented by two can lights in the ceiling of the unit. Your reading materials and décor will look their very best when displayed in this artful piece.
The pros: Elegant details, built-in lighting, ships fully assembled
The cons: More expensive, glass shelves must be cleaned more frequently
The Heirloom Option: If you want something with a durable construction and a timeless design, then the European Renaissance II 104” Bookcase with Sliding Ladder is the way to go. The medium brown hardwood solid and wood veneer finish is elegantly faded in specific areas to create a look of depth and regality, while the detailed molding is something straight out of a dream library. Like the Pont Lafayette bookshelf, this option from Hooker Furniture features lighted top shelves to illuminate your favorite décor. It also includes lower shelves that are concealed by two sets of double doors so that you can hide your less attractive reading materials. The icing on the bookcase cake: that ladder! An attached ladder can slide back and forth between columns to not only help you reach books on the top shelf, but to help you feel like a real librarian straight out of history.
The pros: Elegant, functional, ships fully assembled
The cons: Most expensive