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Trend Alert: 11 Periodical-Style Shelves for Design Book Lovers

Traditional bookshelves are just fine for holding old paperbacks. But what about artful design books and magazines too beautiful to hide in the stacks? Noticed lately: Angled shelves, inspired by library-style periodical shelves, that showcase display-worthy book covers. Here are a few of our favorite in-situ periodical shelves.

Workstead Boerum Hill-3
Above: A library in a Boerum Hill townhouse by Workstead keeps oversized books within reach—and on view; see A Bespoke Parlor and Kitchen in Boerum Hill.
Erin Little Bookshelves Church Home Edgecomb
Above: Art books on a freestanding shelf mirror the hanging artwork in photographer Erin Little’s home in a converted church. Photograph courtesy of Erin Little.
Johanna Molineus London Flat Remodelista-26
Above: A Vitsoe shelving system holds books on top and wine bottles on the bottom in the London flat of architect Johanna Molineus. For more, see A Minimalist Aerie for a Worldly Architect, London Edition.
Formerly Yes Shop in LA, Photo by Stefan Junir
Above: At design shop Formerly Yes in Los Angeles, books on wall-mounted periodical shelves are both inventory and decor. Photograph by Stefan Junir, courtesy of Formerly Yes.
Franklin Salasky BedStuy Townhouse Fireplace with Shelves
Above: Designer Franklin Salasky keeps periodicals at the ready on adjustable display shelves in his eclectic townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Photograph by Franklin Salasky, courtesy of Kellie Franklin.
String System‘s modular shelving includes angled magazine/book shelves.
Above: String System‘s modular shelving includes angled magazine/book shelves.
Elizabeth Roberts Clinton Hill-townhouse-living Room Matthew Williams Remodelista Book
Above: In a Brooklyn townhouse designed by Elizabeth Roberts, angled display shelves are perched atop wall-mounted storage cabinets. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; for more on this project, check out the Remodelista book.
Rachoff Vella Architects Reading Room, Photo by Shannon McGrath
Above: Extra-wide display shelves are built at desk height in an Australia home designed by Rachcoff Vella Architects. Photograph by Shannon McGrath.
Book-Shop Walnut Bookshelf Remodelista
Above: A small-space (and portable) option: angled bookshelves, as seen in Book-Shop, a Remodelista favorite for all things literary. See The New Bookstore Model: Book/Shop in Oakland, California and A Tabletop Bookcase for Small Spaces.
Steven Meisel Bookshelves, Photo by Roger Davies, from Architectural Digest
Above: In the Beverly Hills home of fashion photographer Steven Meisel, low, wide display shelves hold favorite design books. Photograph by Roger Davies, courtesy of Architectural Digest.
Designed in 1948 by Poul Cadovius, the Royal System Shelving System is available in oiled oak or walnut; contact Haus London for sourcing information.
Above: Designed in 1948 by Poul Cadovius, the Royal System Shelving System is available in oiled oak or walnut; contact Haus London for sourcing information.

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