Imagine books in a home and most of you will imagine a large, tall, and spacious bookshelf standing somewhere in the living room or the bedroom filled with hundreds of books. However, not everyone has a mini-library or even big bookshelf in their houses. For the most part, people only own a few books standing on beside or atop the television set in the living room. With that, there could be tendencies when these books could fall down.

Many people solve this problem by simply having the books lean on the wall or just pile them up like paperwork. There is a tool, however, that helps support books and keeps them from falling down.

These tools, called bookends, are usually tall, huge, and sturdy enough to keep books from falling down when attached on both ends of the book pile, which usually stands upright. Heavy bookends made from different materials ranging from wood to marble have been used by libraries as well as homes for centuries. These bookends use the books’ weight so that they could stand upright and prevent them from falling down. Several things, from wooden wedges to marble busts, have been used as bookends although simple metal brackets have been used by libraries specifically for this purpose.

While many bookends have been crafted with elaborate and unique designs through the years, many modern and unique designs of bookends have been created and featured in magazines and the Internet. Furthermore, these bookends have been an integral part of home decor and make interiors more interesting. Many modern designs of bookends from mini-statues and huge blocks of letters to more abstract designs have been popular and used in homes for decoration.

Designs for bookends have changed over time, but their artistic and practical purposes have remained the same. Bookends were made not just to organize books in homes, shops, and library, but also to add to the aesthetic appeal of their interiors.


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