Book End Tables

If you love to read, then you probably love the look of books. And what looks better than end tables that resemble large tomes? For a literature lover...nothing. Put a couple of these at the end of your couch, or maybe just one next to your favorite reading chair, and it can be a lovely place to put a cup of tea while you dive into a good novel.

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Brownlow End Table

Brownlow End Table

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Stacked book end table

Create a really fun and original end table for your household with this piece that sports the book base on top of which a round, glass top is situated, making for a nice addition for any living room.

The Lord Byron Wooden End Table

The Lord Byron Wooden End Table
For all book lovers and bookworms - with fondness for classic interiors and medieval styling. The book novelty end table consists of vertically arranged and horizontally old stylized books. In addition, it is supported on wooden, round legs

Book end tables

Don't get deceived by the first look. If you'll look closer, you'll see that it's not a simple pile of books. Actually, it is a very unusual piece of furniture. Book end table from 1940s delights with inimitable style and condition.

Unique tables that look like stacked books

Unique Tables That Look Like Stacked Books

Our advice Buying Guide

It is always an excellent idea to add at least one piece of furniture that’s a “showstopper” in a room. Centuries ago, this showstopper piece used to be a grand piano or an expensive work of art. However, the world today has become more practical.

There's no longer a need for us to give up some of our valuable space for something that’s rarely used. But, we can still give our homes character through the addition of book end tables.

How to measure for book end tables?

Measure the length and width of the available space, and take into account the traffic patterns in your home. Will people be passing by the table? If so, then there should be enough room for people to pass. Your piece must not block the pathway.

It's best if you leave at least 3 feet for a walkway so people can move around a room without feeling cramped or bumping into your book end table.

As you deserve the piece that’s perfect for your home, you should also measure the height of the furniture that will be right next to your book end table. Maybe it’s a sofa. Get the height of the sofa’s arm. Your table can be 3 inches shorter than your sofa’s arm. It can also be of the same height. However, the table should NEVER be taller than your sofa’s arm as its height can make placing a drink or anything on the table incredibly awkward or even impossible.

What are the most popular styles of end tables?

Some of the most popular styles of end tables include:

  • Industrial:  distressed wood, natural stains, exposed steel, and eye-catching designs.
  • Mid-Century Modern: natural, clean lines, beautiful materials, versatility, and iconic designs such as the Tulip Table.
  • Shabby Chic: interesting imperfections, shades of ecru, pastel, and white, old-world charm, and heaps of vintage appeal. 
  • Scandinavian: clean lines, minimalism, light colors and simple elegance.

How to pick the most suitable design of a book end table?

Another aspect you need to consider when buying a book end table is the function of the piece as you want your table to address your needs. If you’ll only be using the book end table to display decorative items, then any size would suffice. However, if you plan on placing a lamp on top of the table, then it should have a large surface for the mounting of your lighting source. Consider as well the functional features that you need. You may require storage to hide remote controls, coasters, pens, and gadgets.

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Globeimports combook look storage table

globeimports.comBook Look Storage Table

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Details about Stack of Books Side End Lamp TABLE 4 Drawers 15.5" Tall

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59 faux book stack end table

59: FAUX BOOK STACK END TABLE

Book end tables

Unique and very practical end table made of old books. It provides space for some decorations, flowers or other items. It features books of the same size for good level of stability. These books are available in different colors.

Side table made of books

Vintage Book Crafts

End table bookshelf

Wide book case made of wood. It contains a lot of open shelves in various sizes. Suitable for storing books, display decorations and more. It can be used as room divider.

End tables made from books

End Tables - made from books

Coffee table that looks like a stack of books

You can find old file cabinets at second hand shops for dirt cheap; makes a cute book holder, no?

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133 maitland smith style stacked book end side tables

133: MAITLAND SMITH style Stacked Book End Side Tables

Books as side tables

Books As Side Tables

Stacked Volumes Sculptural End Table

This beautiful end table will prove both functional and extremely original with a design of the base that features a faux set of old books, giving your room an instant old-fashioned look and providing a welcoming addition to your household.

Book end tables

I've encountered designer's "books stack" end tables a couple of times. In fact, there's nothing wrong in just stacking your own collection of books next to a sofa to make them serve as an ingenious book themed side table.

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How about these end tables on Etsy ? Bet some of you could make them ...

Cable spool bookcase

I need the reader's nightstand in my bedroom! I really like reading before the sleeping time. This nightstand has four shelves for books and magazines, and it fits to any corner.

Book stack table

What a little house of perfection!!! I love these as bedside tables! Cute overload!

Power of Books Sculptural Glass-Topped Small

Book lover end table functional art colorful collaged table on

... Book Lover End Table - Functional Art - Colorful Collaged Table On

End table looks like stacked books

Which vintage style end table is your favourite? I'd pick the rosy pink painted one in the middle perhaps (next to quaint style, it offers three types of storage options). Love the pastel color palette. These can of course easily become bedside nightstands too.

Book end table

An extraordinary shelving unit in a vintage style. It's a combination of asymmetrical shelves randomly piled up from the floor to ceiling. They offer plenty of storage space and they come in a vivid, purple color.

Altra Furniture Hollow Core End Table

Stacked book side table

Tardis bookshelf. The fact that it has at least 2 Harry Potter books on it makes it better.

Diy round coffee table ideas

What goes around comes around! Pick your favorite book from round book end table, which can be also a coffee table. As we know there is nothing better than coffee with a book. Base on wheels, with round shelf - it was made of wire wooden spool.

Bookcase table

Simple, functional end table is an excellent way to set up an office or bedroom, as it can be used as a bookshelf or night table. The whole finished in white is versatile and stylish. The shelves will accommodate many books and more.

Coffee table made out of books

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Carved painted book stack theme end table

Carved & Painted Book Stack Theme End Table

Megara End Table I

Megara End Table I
This is a very elegant and dignified end table. Perfect for a traditional, old-world interior reminiscent of the French style. The table has two levels which significantly increases its practical applications.

Book end tables

Book end tables

Leather Books End Table

Leather Books End Table
Ingenious modern end table looking like a pile of thick black leather-bound books. It has a wooden frame, low black legs, brown sides, leather-covered front panels and a rectangular top. It has 4 back-like drawers opened by side edges pulling-out.

Coffee table made of books

Pallet Magazine Rack / End Table. Great way to organize school supplies, art work, art supplies, homeschool books. Organization by days of the week. Endless possibilities here

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The base of this fantastic table is made from stacked old encyclopedias, while the top is a 20"dia. piece of glass. This small roundtable shows how ingeuine contemporary design can be.

Coffee table made from books

This set of book end tables edging the couch constitutes a practical, yet elegant proposition, which may fit into almost every contemporary living room. Surrounding the coach not only covers up the back of it, but also creates a handy library.

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Houzz Tour Bamboo Gardens Inspire A Serene California Home
Open shelves in neutral form. Designed for mounting on the wall. It is completely made of wood. Ideal for storing books, display decorations and more. Application in all kinds of interiors as needed.

Table top book shelf

Re-purpose six magazines (and that's all you need—no glue or scissors required!) into this plant stand. It takes about ten minutes.

Bookshelf end table

Excellent for enchanting contemporary rooms, this fashionable end table is space-saving, sturdy and elegant. Crafted of espresso-finished wood, the table comes with a narrow top, 5 open compartments, and a flat base for stability.

Bay Shore Modern End Table

Bay Shore Modern End Table

Coffee table looks like stacked books

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Stacked books side table

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." C.S. Lewis

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Winsome Morris End Table
This kind of element is a solid end table made of wood with a black finish. It has got two shelves with storage baskets that are good for toys, remote controls, books and other useful items. This functional table looks great in any decor.

Jameson End Table

Jameson End Table
Featuring straightforward linear design, this end table provides stylish simplicty and sturdiness. It features corner blocked wooden construction with tongue and groove joints and features pull-out platforms add marginal space.

Metal Bookend Pair Complete Book Care by Benzara

This unique book care is designed of black iron and brass brown, representing a gorgeous bicycle design. The piece is actually consisted of two parts that firmly keep your book in place, when joined together.