Best Looking Ways to Store Kid Books

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Friends. Apologies for my absence last week. My excuse: I just moved to France. Woo hoo! The house we rented is fully furnished, so it has been pretty easy to get settled in quickly. But one project I do need to tackle is incorporating the books we brought with us into the already existing book collection.

So for today's dose of inspiration, I thought it would be fun to share some great ideas on how to display kids' books. Starting with this fabulous floor to ceiling option spotted on Ish and Chi. Isn't that a smart use of corner space? Notice how shallow the shelves are -- I'm betting something like this wouldn't be too difficult to DIY.

The dark-walled display was found on Ohdeedoh. If you look closely, you'll notice the books are suspended in fabric hung from dowels. So cute!

Lucky Satori gets her very own reading room. These shelves are made from inexpensive rain gutters (clever!) and are hung at kid level for easy access.

This image was spotted in Country Living. The text on the racks tells us this bookshelf is a repurposed display from a garden shop. Very retro cool.

On Little Chicago Bungalow, they shared these simple, beautiful shelves built from IKEA Ribba picture ledges. They sell for about $15 each.

And lastly, I love this image from Living Etc. It's hard not to love built-in bookshelves -- they add such architectural interest to a room.

Does that get your idea mill going? Any great kid book displays I've missed? I hope you'll share if you've found a great solution. Happy reading!


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Hilary MacNeal

I adore the first and second ideas - I`m bookmarking this article.  Thank you!


I also love the first and second idea's. I LOVE the using of what would just be wated space. Plus, it looks wonderful and you can see what you want with just a glance. Hey, this would be good for us old folks mags and books. 

Thanks for the idea.

Read AloudDad

Lovely presentation of bookshelves solutions for children's books!

I may use one at my home!

Read Aloud Dad

Julie Dolan

These are all very attractive, but would not work for the library of books my son has. Perhaps he shouldn't have so many? Hmm, nah...

Rebecca Whitenight Ellsworth

clever ideas. I like the hanging bags, easy in and easy out. I've just started visiting your website and love your ideas. We did a few of your christmas projects for children. I don't know how you do it all...I'm quite impressed.

nonmember avatar r8chel

I love the idea of shelves that enable the child to actually SEE their books. Most kids probably have more books than would actually fit on those shelves, but they could be rotated out to keep the selection fresh.


Shoot..forget all of these ideas! My Son needs a whole room to store His books..and He is only 3 1/2!

princ... princesscariboo

For kids that have too manny books there is nothing wrong with  changing books out. My sister does this and it really keeps her kids engaged in reading because there is always "something new"  in the reading corner. she used plasitc rain gutter screwed in the wall to  make trooths to set the books upright in and stores extras in the closet.

nonmember avatar twirling betty

Such cute ideas. We have waaaaay too many books and waaaay to little space to store them so these are great to see.
The fabric book slings hung with dowel are by the lovely Megan from Penny Carnival - she has a tutorial on her blog for them and they've been on my to-do list for a while now. Maybe this year...

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