Check out how the bases of these bookends (or bookstops) are concave to allow for desktop storage…

The beautiful 70′s inspired lines of these bookends, designed by Klaus Hackl for Eno, act as both bookstop and desk storage (paperclips, rubberbands etc.). Lacquered steel available in Orange or Black.

Dimensions: 4.25″ x 4.25″ x 6.5″h

$50.00, Buy it here.

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Bookends by Manufactum

These simple little bookends are on sale. Perfect if you’re across the pond.

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I’ve been going to the big yellow and blue Swedish retailer lately for work and I keep finding some pretty great items that are worth checking out. This is just a perfectly designed bookend at a great price.

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Price: $2.99
Availability: Buy BJÄRNUM Bookend here

Auböck Book Ends

These are quite possibly the best bookends I have ever seen or ever will see.

“Touchable, hefty and versatile, too. The molten, irregularly organic shape of these Bookends is purposeful to accommodate short or tall books, depending on how they’re oriented. The ergonomic curves of these brass pieces invite touching, which deepens the richness of the surface finish over time with the interaction of the natural oils on the hands. Each piece is cast and hand finished to exacting standards in the same foundries originally used to produce these in mid-20th century.” -dwr

Designer: Carl Auböck II
Manufacturer: Werkstatte Carl Auböck
H 5″ W 3.75″ D 3.25″

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Price: $685.00
Availability: Buy Auböck Book Ends here

Parallel Bookend U Shape

These powder-coated bookends are great for shelves and also would be great for keeping some books or even some manila file folders at arms reach on a desktop. At 8″ high, the files would fit perfectly if you had enough.

Available in black, white and red.

Purchase Information:

Price: $78
Availability: Buy Parallel Bookend U Shape here

Parallel Bookends

I really think these might be the best bookends I’ve ever seen.

“To further enhance the functionality of his Parallel Shelving (2005), Stephen Burks added optional Bookends. Available either in a two-sided U shape or one-sided L shape, the bookends can also be used to hold CDs, DVDs or anything that can benefit from a little support. Made of powder-coated steel, they come in three colors…”

Red, Black, White

L Shape, $68
H 8″ W 19.5″ D 9.5″

U Shape, $78
H 8″ W 19.5″ D 9.5″

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Price: $68
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quote/unquote bookends by eric janssen

It’s rare that bookends catch my attention, but these seem to do the job with just the slightest sense of humor.

“designed by eric janssen, the quote/unquote bookends are for the truly literate with books that speak to them in image alone. concrete core with synthetic rubber exterior.”

2.75” w x 4” d x 6” h
weight: 2 lbs. each; price is for a pair

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy quote/unquote bookends by eric janssen here

Vessel Architectural Pottery XOO Bookends

The heft of these particular bookends will ensure your books stay put in style.

“This new design was inspired by Los Angeles’ famous historical American Cement Building on Wilshire Blvd…X00 bookends weigh a substantial 9.5lbs for (model 00) and 4.75lbs for model (X). Because of its modular design, they can be rotated vertically or horizontally to be used for large and or small books.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy Vessel Architectural Pottery XOO Bookends here

hold-it bookends

I have bookshelves behind my desk. But there are some books that I keep on my desk all the time because I reference them often, even though I intend to put them away. And I also have some other stuff on my desk: Even though I claim to like minimalism, the clutter appears. So something like this will make my desk appear more tidy, because it will keep it all in one area. The books and the pens and stapler and other various and sundry items. Sold!

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Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy hold-it bookends here