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Bookends

Monument Bookend

The Monument Bookend by Chen Chen & Kai Williams will keep any books in place, thanks to the heft of Italian White Carrara marble. The triangular shape will fit right into any geometry fan’s aesthetic ideal while the neoprene under the bookend’s base will protect the surface of any tabletop, desk or shelf. Super minimal and very sleek, I’d think many a modernist would be happy to receive this as a gift for a special occasion.
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Price: $190.00
Available from: Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Slim Bookends

Those books and papers of yours might like a pair of very Slim Bookends to keep them upright. Two basic shapes joined by one single screw is all it takes to create order out of the chaos scattered across your desk. Available in yellow, grey, and blue.
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Price: $14.50
Available from: Good Thing

Bookend and Paper Holder by Scandola Marmi

Maybe a bookend sounds like a boring gift, but this isn’t just a bookend. It also holds CDs (remember those?) and papers, thanks to its angled side slots. It would be an excellent entryway or office accessory, as it would do multiple jobs of holding and organizing books and papers. Fun tidbit of info: it was inspired by the Dome of Milan. Rotate the bookend (on its long edge) to see a pared down interpretation of the facade.
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Price: $143.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE

Concrete Brain Bookends

Braaiiins!! Feel free to pretend you’re a zombie, and walk around disjointedly with your arms extended and your head cocked to the side whilst saying that, as it’s entirely appropriate. Just don’t bite into this particular brain, as the two hemispheres are made of concrete. Designer Bertrand Jayr brings these smart bookends to our bookshelves- they’re excellent pieces of heavy ‘gray matter’ to hold your books in place.
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Price: $69.00
Available from: Gessato

Bookends by DANIEL/EMMA

It’s next to impossible for me to pass up a pair of delightfully simple bookends, and, of course, these are by DANIEL/EMMA, so I really have no choice but to show them to you. Machined from a single block of granite, each bookend set will support the heaviest books in your collection, no doubt about it. What else to say? Choose the Jet Black, so you can sit back with a glass of your favorite beverage (whiskey from Japan?) and look very, very cool amongst your minimal, dark things. Bonus points if you choose to read something esoteric or existential (either will do) while occasionally glancing up to appreciate your smart abode.
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Field

Folkform Bookend for Skultuna

Your best books deserve nice bookends, dammit. Cheap bookends are just plain cheap, and they do nothing to show that you care about your precious tomes. That’s why you’re seeing these polished brass Folkform Bookends, as they are very sleek and very fancy, and will elevate any shelf to the same standard as your high-brow literature.
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Price: $165.00 - 205.00
Available from: Simon James

Book Binder

Hmm, here’s something different in the world of bookends. Instead of two separate stand-alone ends, this book binder has an elastic band to hold the books together. The flexibility of the band allows you to remove or add books as you like without them tumbling over and also makes it possible for the stack to be freestanding wherever you wish.
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Price: $48.97 - 76.97
Available from: MENU

Stop Marble Bookend

File this under things that you definitely don’t need but want anyways. The Stop Marble Bookend is just what it says it is: a marble bookend. Squared off, the white Carrara or black Marquina marble bookend will solidly hold your books in place with its weight while showcasing the natural beauty of stone. And, if you’re thinking you could source something similar from your local stone supplier, best of luck to you. I bet you’d end up spending just as much, if not more.
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Price: $79.00 - 131.00
Available from: Luminaire

WAKA WAKA’s Shaped Bookends

Fun bookends? Yes, please. WAKA WAKA’s Shin Okuda turns ordinary plywood into these colorful bookends. They’re sold in sets of two, in mismatched colors, mind you, so tell your books to stand up straight for their semi-crazy and exciting new friends. You DIYers might feel an itch to replicate these with your own shapes and colors, and, if so, go for it, as you’ll only need some plywood, glue, paint, and some sort of metal bookend to sandwich between the wood (right?).
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Price: $160.00
Available from: Sight Unseen

Metamorphic Rock Bookend

You may not see the allure in stone shards cast in cement only to then be shoved upon a shelf to hold books in place, but these Metamorphic Rock Bookends now occupy the number one spot on my wish list, and will likely stay there until the holiday season. Three flat, perpendicular sides enable the bookend function while one decorative, textured side provides sculptural interest. Each unique set is signed and dated by Chen Chen and Kai Williams.

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Price: $170.00
Available from: Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Indice Bookends (Grey)

If you’d rather not infuse your bookshelf with an array of rainbow color, you’re in luck, as there’s now a subtle set of grey Indice Bookends that does the job quietly without shouting (red!orange!yellow!green!blue!). Not that there’s anything wrong with color, mind you, just that sometimes it’s nice to do without.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Hay Book Ends

If you have books falling over on or off a shelf, consider these steel bookends from Hay. They come in a set of three (in either a color mix, black, or white) and have different heights to work with your books. Quite similar to the Steel Bookends from the Jasper Morrison shop, which are a little less price wise if you’re in the UK.

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Price: $32.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Steel Bookends

Bookends need not be fancy. Case in point, these utilitarian steel bookends from BOOK/SHOP. Perhaps they have the slightest flair with their “sporty side flanges” but really, those aren’t frilly or even close to fancy, they’re sporty, as the retailer states. Available in 3 powder-coated colors; Dark Grey, Light Grey, and Yellow.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Indice Bookends

If you don’t mind a little rainbow color, these bookends will organize your papers and cheer you up all at the same time. Made of powder-coated steel. Set of five.

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Price: $24.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Steel Bookends

These steel bookends are completely devoid of any frills and are made to do one task, and one task only. A perfect fit for the Jasper Morrison Shop, a curated selection of utilitarian, well-made, functional goods. Comes in a powder-coated finish and available in black, yellow, and white.

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Price: £3.50
Available from: Jasper Morrison Shop

 
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