Electric Fireplace With Bookshelves

If you want to create a cozy aesthetic or heat your home, an electric fireplace with built-in shelves is an excellent choice. Most models can heat spaces between 200-400 ft², making them a low-maintenance, affordable complement to your current HVAC system. Most fireplace bookshelves are constructed from durable MDF or engineered wood, so you have an extensive selection of finishes to choose from to blend in with your current decor. If you want to enhance your home, here are five of the best fireplace bookshelf ideas.

Adepoju Electric Fireplace

Adepoju Electric Fireplace

What we like: Intricate style details that give the illusion of a built-in fireplace and mantel

What we don’t like: Front heat vent disrupts the seamless aesthetic

With stunning Gothic floral appliqué on the mantel, fluted pilasters, and bold crown molding, this electric fireplace with bookshelves is a stunning addition to a traditional-style living room or den.

The electric fireplace insert produces 5,115 BTU to heat a 210 ft² area, so it is best suited to smaller spaces or as a supplemental heating source. The realistic flickering LED flame can also be used without heat so you can enjoy a cozy ambiance year-round. 

The 39” tall bookcases on either side of the mantel have three open shelves perfect for displaying books and keepsakes. The fireplace insert is insulated and comes with an automatic safety shut-off to prevent overheating and protect your prized literary collection.


Rylana Electric Fireplace

Rylana Electric Fireplace

What we like: Voice-activation features

What we don’t like: Low shelf weight capacity

This electric fireplace with bookshelves on each side offers an unusual configuration that maintains a sleek aesthetic by having the bookcases installed behind the fireplace jamb. The clean lines, faux stone lintel, Mission-style paneling make this an excellent choice for a modern farmhouse or minimalist home. But it’s the integrated tech features that make this piece a stand-out model. 

The Rylana Electric Fireplace Bookcase can be synced with Alexa so you can control the thermostat and adjust the three different flame settings from the comfort of your couch. If you don't have a virtual assistant, the unit also comes with a remote control.

Despite the durable MDF and tempered glass construction, this model has a relatively low weight capacity. Each of the shelves can only support up to 10 lbs. so you may need to store heavier books and decorative pieces in another location. The mantel can only hold 50 lbs. so you can’t use this piece as a TV stand unless you wall-mount your TV set. 

Ameriwood Home Lamont Mantel Fireplace

Ameriwood Home Lamont Mantel Fireplace

What we like: Cost-effective home heating option

What we don’t like: Challenging to assemble

Available as both black and white wall units with fireplace and bookshelves, this piece is a compact, cost-effective way to create an inviting atmosphere and heat your home. 

The 26” fireplace insert can heat up to 400 ft² and features a front touch panel that allows you to control the heat settings from 64 to 82°F and adjust them in 2°F increments. It also controls the flame brightness and flickering effect so you can tailor the look of the fireplace to suit your mood. The LED bulb lasts up to 50,000 hours and comes with an auto shut-off that closes the unit once it reaches your desired temperature helping you save on utility bills.

Assembly can be challenging and requires two people as numerous pieces come in the flat pack set. Fortunately, the step-by-step instructions are well-written, and the installation simply involves plugging the unit into a 120V outlet. 

Copper Grove Hay River Black Electric Fireplace with Bookcases

Copper Grove Hay River Black Electric Fireplace with Bookcases

What we like: Exceptional safety features including Cool Touch glass and safety shut off

What we don’t like: Not fitted with an anti-tipping mechanism

Perfect for a rustic living space, master bedroom, or games room, this bold country-style electric fireplace with mantel and bookshelves is the ideal piece to create an inviting atmosphere while providing ample storage space for books and knick-knacks. 

The faux river stone inlays around the fireplace insert and under the mantel add textural interest to the unit’s matte black finish. You have two firebox options: authentic brick or a sleek reflective finish. However, the mirrored finish better showcases the burning logs and realistic flames. The insert is shielded with Cool Touch tempered glass, and the programs come with a Child Lock feature, ensuring that this model is safe for homes with pets and curious kids.

The 32” low profile unit can be paired with a TV set; however, it is only suitable for wall-mounted units because it doesn’t come with any anchoring hardware. 

Millen Etagere Bookcase and Fireplace

Millen Etagere Bookcase and Fireplace

What we like: Compact design suitable for small homes

What we don’t like: Does not come with a remote control

If you live in a studio apartment but want the comfort and ambiance of a fireplace, this electric fireplace with shelves is the perfect choice. The metal and wood shelving unit has an industrial vibe but can coordinate with numerous decor styles, from country to minimal to Scandi. The open shelves ensure that your room remains visually uncluttered to make the space appear larger, and the vertical orientation and 31.5” W x 15.5” D footprint won’t compromise your available floor space. 

This eco-friendly fireplace with bookshelves features efficient LED technology and produces zero emissions or harmful byproducts. Each of the shelves can support 30 lbs. providing ample space for storing a wide range of items in addition to your book collection. 

Our advice Buying Guide

Electric fireplaces are fast replacing conventional ones. And why not. An electric fireplace adds the missing warmth and glow to your living room, at a fraction of the operating and maintenance cost of a real fireplace.

There’s no smoke, no ash, no soot to bother about. No gas, no fumes either. All you see is the soothing glow of an LED light that mimics a real flame. To make it even better, it warms your room as well. You can even add it to an existing real fireplace. It resembles a burning log and emits a continual warm glow.

If you are considering adding one of these amazing fixtures to your living room, then why not pair it with a wonderful bookshelf? A fireplace mantle bookshelf is a great focal point. The shelving gives you the perfect platform to flaunt your tchotchkes and accent pieces. And of course, your books.

Here are a few important things to consider when you go shopping for one of these.

What types of electric fireplaces are there?

One of the advantages of an electric fireplace is that you can retrofit it into the room without making expensive remodeling. There are both freestanding as well as wall-mounted varieties.

The freestanding ones are a breeze to install. You can just place it flush against the wall and plug it into the nearest electrical outlet. The caveat is that you wouldn’t be able to move it once you install the bookshelf around it. So, narrow down on a location before you make that installation.

Many electric fireplaces have an integrated top shelf that can be used as a TV stand. Always check the maximum weight bearing capacity before you place your TV on it.

How to select the right size and design of an electric fireplace with bookshelves?

Measure the dimensions of the space that surround the fireplace. Locate your wall studs using a stud finder if you plan to wall mount the book shelf. Now it’s time to narrow down on a design and there are tons of options to select from.

Standard bookshelves feature fixed or adjustable shelves with a closed frame on the back. Or it can be an array of floating shelves mounted on the wall.

Shelves made of solid wood or MDF are durable and will blend in with your existing décor. If you wish to create a more contemporary design, then you can opt for an étagère which has glass shelves instead.

By the way, if you get bored with your furniture layout very often, you can buy a freestanding bookshelf on wheels, just like the fireplace. Just move it to a different room or a different wall once it starts looking like an eyesore.

Do electric fireplaces come with a heating options?

Electric fireplaces are available both with or without heating elements. The latter is purely an aesthetic addition. The one that heats the room uses either an infrared quartz heat element or a forced fan to blow heat.

  • Infrared quartz is the more efficient of the two and are suited for large rooms that are up to 1000 square feet.
  • Forced fan models work best for rooms that are up to 400 square feet at best.


Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
This beautiful set of living room furniture is a combination of charming fireplace, space for TV and numerous bookshelves and cabinets. The whole of the classic contemporary design is stylish and very attractive.


Use a wall to its maximum: here an electric fireplace, enclosed in an artificial mantel, is flanked by floor cabinets, wall shelves and it has flat screen TV hanging above. This setting abounds in storage options.

New York

New York
Modern, but cozy wall unit which connects function of TV stand and bookcase. It has built-in classic fireplace and special compartment intended to storage wood. This wall unit is made of bright, oak wood, which make it more elegant.

Real flame fresno 72 tv stand with gel fireplace

Real flame fresno 72 tv stand with gel fireplace
I wouldn't hesitate to suggest that someone buy this electric fireplace and bookshelves. You can choose one of three finishes: black, dark walnut and white. It features the engineered wood and powder-coated steel construction.

Silverton Electric Fireplace

Silverton Electric Fireplace
This is an electric fireplace. Perfect for all kinds of interior decorated in a classic, warm style. It provides coziness that comes from the fireplace, with a purity that guarantees its electric version.

Fireplace with shelves

Thanks to this electric fireplace with 2 built-in bookshelves, you can easily complement your home decor. Each bookcase features thick construction, and 4 open cubic compartments with a fixed lighting system.

Custom electric fireplace

If you want to have much more functional surrounding of your electric fireplace, those bookshelves are here to help you with that. Beautifully designed case is perfectly combined with open storage space, you can accommodate as you please.

Primitive fireplaces

If you surround your electric fireplace with those wooden bookshelves in a white finish, you will have enough place to decorate it as you please. Each unit features 4 open compartments and 1 two-door cabinet.

Electric fireplace with built in shelves

Trying to find the interesting, nicely finished and accomplished fireplace? Try this one! It is an electric fireplace with the bookshelves on both sides. It will help you to create the restful and homelike atmosphere.

Building an electric fireplace

If you want to have much more functional surrounding of your electric fireplace, those bookshelves are here to help you with that. Beautifully designed case is perfectly combined with open storage space, you can accommodate as you please.

Fireplace bookshelves

A great modern TV storage unit with a built-in electric fireplace with beige framing. Both a large central panel for hanging a TV-set and identical side units with open shelves and full door cabinets feature crown tops and pillar corners.

Built in bookshelves fireplace

This electric fireplace with bookshelves on the side will create a cosy ambiance, alluring from the first moments. White panelled finish and lots of shelves for display shall attract all, who like traditional decors.

Fireplace bookshelf

The coziness of the interior is an important aspect, so an electric fireplace with bookshelves can be a great idea. Wall decoration in the form of a fireplace allows you to introduce a warm climate to the decor, and at the same time, it is very effective.

Shelves next to fireplace

A beautiful addition for living rooms, that consists of an electric fireplace combined with a stylish bookshelf. Made of espresso-finished wood, the unit contains 3 open shelves for decorations, giving you a great mix of visual benefits and practical solutions.

Electric fireplace with bookshelves

A fireplace with a painting of fire and with bookshelves on a side. It's all white and its design is very simple and elegant. On the top of it you can put all kind of decorative elements as well as a TV. On its sides there are 6 shelves for books.

Fireplace wall unit

Thanks to this wall unit you can surround your electric fireplace with your favorite decorations and precious collectibles. The whole unit is crafted of wood and bathed in white, offering 2 two-door cabinets with shelves, and multiple open compartments.

Built in fireplace entertainment center

An elegant contemporary white-finished wall unit with a built-in fireplace. Each of 2 bookshelves has 3 open shelves, a 2-door cabinet and features a dark (like a fireplace is) countertop. A fireplace and a TV shelf above are framed by wide pillars.

Shelves on each side of fireplace with cabinets i would

Shelves on each side of fireplace with cabinets! I would LOVE this!

Electric fireplace bookcase

Combine the two of your favorite things and finally be able to sit by the fireplace with your beloved book in hand by choosing this bookcase that comes with the space for the fireplace in the middle.

Fireplace with bookcase surround

Built your wall with the fireplace in it to utmost perfection with some help from this built-in bookshelves set. It will provide you with more space than needed to accomodate your collection and will keep your interior looking vintage and charming.

Bookshelf fireplace

A classic proposition for those, who want to add charm and warmth to their living room decor. A TV set placed above an electric fireplace and surrounded by bookshelves. All finished in classy, white wood.

Fireplace with bookshelves

This delightfully made fireplace with side shelves is a great way to create a cozy space in a living room or game room. The finish in white is subtly stylish and very modern. The interesting motif of tiny tiles adds all lightness.

Whole wall tv unit

A functional choice for larger living rooms. The tall corner shelving unit is characterized by wood construction with an espresso finish, including spacious cabinets, and several open shelves with a built-in lighting system.

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SEI Tennyson Electric Fireplace with Bookcases, Ivory

Fireplace with bookcases

Not only does this TV console look great and have a plenty of very handy compartments, it also hides an electric fireplace underneath to keep you warm during winter! Very unique, gorgeous design, bound to spice up your living room.

Yes please with windows above book cases

Yes please! With windows above book cases!

Electric fireplace with shelves

A fantastic idea to make your living room cozier, warmer, and more aesthetic. The fireplace has a protective screen and is embedded in a stone brick wall, surrounded by a white mantel with stylish design, and a smooth top for decorations.

Fireplace with built in bookcases

Dublin Glazed Pine Electric Fireplace with Bookshelves |

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can get a fake fireplace for $300-500, build in some lower shelves. Paint wall darker accent color. Paint shelves to match wood.pictures above on sides,TV on wall above fireplace. Napoleon BGD36CFNTRE Top/Rear Vent Clean Face Fireplace With Black Door Nat

Bookshelves with electric fireplace electric fireplace bookcase

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Built in tv cabinet above fireplace

Materials: Two full-size and one narrow Hemnes bookshelves I had a spare wall in my living room, but wanted both a lot of book storage and a fireplace. I checked the dimensions of the Hemnes bookshelf, and discovered an electric fireplace insert that fit

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A white mantle fireplace! A for real one though...not gas or electric...a real old fashioned brick wood burning classic fireplace with a white mantle around it! Perfect for decorating on and around...especially for the holidays! and reading/writing on tho

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Decorating ideas for bookcases by fireplace

You could get old books and wrap them with different paper to create this. I might love that idea!

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Sanibel Electric Fireplace

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