Home Office Ideas: Bookcases For Small Spaces

Being creative with storage is a great way to add fun and personality to your home office workspace.

Sometimes your home office space is very limited. The answer is a small footprint bookcase: one that is narrow and tall

These three small footprint bookcases offer smart, stylish and affordable solutions:

Metal book display with books held horizontally

CB2 (Crate & Barrel 2) Array horizontal book display


IKEA’s Billy

with a 15 ¾” x 11” footprint this bookcase makes the most of its small space, by going tall at 79 1/2 inches or 6 shelves. It comes in several finishes, has optional doors, and height extension (2 shelves). Price $60.

IKEA’s Expedit

with a 17 3/8” x 15 3/8” foot print and 72 7/8 inches highwith the added advantage of being designed to hold storage bins, has optional 2 drawer insert or door insert. And is available in several finishes. Price $60.

 CB2’s Array

bookcase with a 14”x 14” footprint and is a modern take on book storage and display. It is made of steel with a powder coat finish in silver or yellow. I was unable to find information on its height. Cost $189.

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