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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Globeimports combook look storage table

globeimports.comBook Look Storage Table

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Altra Furniture Hollow Core End Table

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Book End Tables

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.

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

Carved painted book stack theme end table

Carved & Painted Book Stack Theme End Table

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Wooden end tables with glass tops

Any bookworm won't resist a designer's table like this. Round glass top is rather not surprising, but the base reaches beyond expectations: it mimicks a stack of old books. An immediate conversation starter!

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.

Winsome Morris End Table

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.

Unique tables that look like stacked books

Unique Tables That Look Like Stacked Books

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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?