If you’re a book lover like me, you would know the value of keeping your books tidy and well-groomed. I mean, what kind of a book lover would want their books to be lying around the house in an unorganized and untidy manner? For proper grooming of books, just finding a clean and settled place is not enough. One needs to place the books in a certain proper manner; bookends come into action.
Being the crazy book-obsessed person I am, I love to collect books and the stuff related to books like book keychains, bookmarks, and especially bookends. I don’t feel like buying the old and cliché bookends anymore. What I go for now is something cool, crazy, and unique that would make my book collection stand out.
Bookends are meant for supporting books so that they stay upright, but that’s not their only purpose! Bookends also serve as eye-catching showpieces in one’s home decor. They make the interior look so elegant like nothing else does. That’s why people are shifting towards more stylish and antique bookends these days (and so am I). One should choose a bookend that suits their vibe as it will be in front of our eyes all the time.
Now, I know reading all this, you might also feel an urge to buy some bookends that suit your interior decor and your book collection. I also know you might be confused about which ones to look for. Don’t worry, I’ve got you all covered in this article!
20 Most Stylish And Unique Bookends One Needs To Have
I’ve got for you guys, some trendy, stylish, and outstanding bookends you guys would not be able to resist the urge to buy. Here we go!
1. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Bookend
You cannot be a fantasy lover and not like Harry Potter. No matter how much time passes, no matter how old the series gets, it’ll never go out of style, and having a token of such an evergreen thing in your house screams style in its own. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Bookend can be a great choice for displaying in your showcase along with books, especially if you have the entire Harry Potter collection (on any fantasy collection for that matter.
2. Mermaid Bookend
What’s more elegant than having a mermaid lying in your bookshelf, carrying your books on her back? I think that’s pretty cool. It’s been a while since I’m using that one and it’s such eye candy, I’m telling you. This one is pretty trendy among girls. Mermaid bookend is a great choice, especially for a classical fictional book collection.
3. Rustic Bull Bookend
This one over here is usually bought by people with aggressive and energetic personalities or used for books that emit such vibes. I saw this at my cousin’s house. I felt that it is pretty suitable for him as he is just as hot-headed like a bull as he’s into physical sports like wrestling. You may also buy the Rustic Bull bookend to match your energetic vibe.
4. Enlightened Men Bookend
Brainiacs, don’t think I forgot you. If you’re looking for bookends to hold your ever so knowledgeable books, this is the one for you. If you’re such a person who has a lot of factual books, these bookends will make your collection stand out. If you’re a teacher or professor, then Enlightened Men bookend is the one for you.
5. Superhero Bookend
This one is my personal favorite. I know I’m a girl but who said that girls can’t be superhero fans? I’ve used these in the middle of my bookshelf, as the center of attraction. If you’re a superhero fan as well, then these bookends are a must for you. You can use them to hold your comic book collection (if you have any). These superhero bookends would serve as supports for your books as well as add to your action figure collection.
6. Dice Bookend
This bookend is not a very stylish one but not everyone buys it so that makes it pretty unique. Why do I like this one? It’s because it has such an antique style that it looks like it was designed to suit my collection. This one suits everything. No matter what kind of interior design is there in the room, no matter what kind of books you have, you don’t have to think twice before buying this one. It is best for especially those people who don’t like to brainstorm much on what to buy.
7. Bulldog Bookend
I know you guys must be thinking that this one must be used by young, arrogant, and aggressive people but in contrast, these bookends give a rather sophisticated look to one’s collection. This one is mainly used by old scholars with an age-old book collection. I know this because I gifted these to my grandfather’s friend on an occasion as he had a huge book collection.
8. Human Bookend
This bookend gives a cute, funky, and sturdy look. It should be used by people who need more showpieces to decorate their shelf as though it served the purpose of supporting books, it’s more well off as a viewing piece. You would be surprised to know that I have bought several human bookends and they’re one of my most beautiful arty possessions.
9. Trojan Horse Bookend
If you’re a reader, there’s no way you aren’t familiar with the concept of the trojan horse used in the trojan war. Yes, that’s what we’re using here as a bookend! Not the original one, of course. This one is another antique bookend on the list and also a must-buy for people who are into reading European Classical literature books.
10. Sherlock Holmes Bookend
Be it a reader or a non-reader, everyone has heard the name of the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes. Needless to describe, this bookend is used mainly for holding mystery and detective novels. It’s not that you can’t use it for other books, it’s just that when seen from afar, it’ll give out the message that this is a mystery novel collection. I know, I’ve seen this happen.
11. Oaken Bookends
Take a look at these bookends. Don’t they look like rocks brought directly from ancient societies? They do, right? That’s exactly how I and so many more people use them, to hold books about medieval times. I was once at a library and I saw these bookends there. I just got so attracted to them that as soon as I got out, I bought a pair for myself. I use them to hold my history books and refreshers. They look pretty cool, you know.
12. Skull Bookend
People say it’s scary, I say it’s stylish. These are one of the first bookends I’ve ever bought. I know many people have them but that doesn’t make these any less crazy and fantastic. All those who have them mostly use them to hold horror books but I don’t find it very convincing. Rather, I use these Skull bookends for my non-fictional books. What do you think is better?
13. Game Of Thrones Wolf Bookend
Doesn’t this one look dangerous as hell? I don’t know about you, but to me, it does. But still, I can’t deny the fact that it’s pretty amazing. I’m sure if you’re a Game Of Thrones fan, you would like it or maybe, you already might be having it! You won’t believe that after buying this bookend, I ended up buying the Game Of Thrones book just to match with this bookend (now that’s a different story that I ended up reading the entire book)
14. Dragon Bookend
I absolutely love this one. My friends say this freaks them out. I don’t see why because I find it pretty beautiful. It’s elegant, classy, and so satisfying to look at. Don’t you think so? I feel like this particular bookend speaks with me. I don’t know why but I feel that my books are safe with this bookend holding them. These dragon bookends are a must-buy for every reader.
15. Medieval Knights Bookend
I feel like I am way too much into the ancient and medieval times but I can’t help it as everything related to it is so cool. I use this bookend to hold ancient fictional books and epics like ‘The Iliad’, ‘The Odyssey, etc. I am so obsessed with this one that I’ve even gifted it to two of my friends (and both of them were non-readers).
16. Knowledge Bookend
Did I ever mention that I’m into reading psychological books as well? I’m not a psychology student but there’s no harm in gaining knowledge about the field, is there? I like them so much that I have a special shelf reserved just for psychological books and this is the bookend I use for them. I have as many as four pairs of this same bookend but in different colors. The owner of this knowledge bookend gives out the impression of being super classy and endlessly intelligent. Believe me, I’ve experienced it.
17. Stop Hand Bookend
This bookend gives out a peaceful and serene vibe. I don’t know why but just looking at this bookend calms my mind. Not only is it calming but it’s elegant as well. I mean, just look at it. Doesn’t it look like a pair of human hands holding the books together? I just love them. They hold the books so well, don’t look too over for any kind of home decor, and just look natural.
18. Open Book Bookends
A pair of books holding a pair of books. It’s poetic, isn’t it? And that’s exactly why I use these bookends to hold poetic books. I’ve got myself a new hobby of reading poetry and sonnets. Since poetry books aren’t that thick, it doesn’t do the bookends justice so along with them, I’ve kept all the Shakespearean plays in support of these bookends. These Open Book bookends look very literary and show that the person is a true reader.
19. Cute Cat Bookend
Everyone talks about dog lovers so here, let’s talk about cat lovers. These bookends are just so cute, aren’t they? It seems like these cute little cats are pleading with me to come to them and read the books they are holding. Despite being extremely cute, they also hold the books very well. In my house, they serve another purpose and that is, calming me whenever I’m mad.
20. Dachshund Dog Bookend
Now, let’s talk about dog lovers as well (because why not). I am an extreme dog lover so it only makes sense for me to have a dog-shaped bookend in my collection. Though there are a lot of dog-shaped bookends out there, this is the one I found to be the cutest and the most charming. I use it for holding light and fun books and those which are just a few in number (I don’t want to fracture my dog’s back).
So, these were some of the bookends I own and would definitely recommend you to buy. You see, just having a big book collection does not make you a book lover. You also need to take care of all the books you own in the way possible.
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