Book End Tables

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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

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Carved painted book stack theme end table

Carved & Painted Book Stack Theme End Table

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Best Ideas

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.

Power of Books Sculptural Glass-Topped Small

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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.

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Stacked Book End Table with Storage | EBTH

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Sarreid Ltd Barnes Book End Table | Wayfair

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Stacked Book End Table with Storage | EBTH

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Maitland Smith Stacked Leather Books End Table | Chairish

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Stacked Book End Table with Storage | EBTH