A book case or a book shelf is simply a place or a furniture where books and even any kind of paper works or printed materials are kept or stored. It is also called book cabinet or simply cabinet by many.
Book shelf or shelves can be a very useful furniture or corner at your home, especially in your living room. The living room, sitting room or common room at home is always considered as the best and the perfect place for a nice book shelf, be it small or large. And especially if you are a bookworm then you might not have a choice but having a bookshelf at your home sweet home. A place like living room looks nice with a book shelf especially if it is large and the shelf covering almost one side of the room. But bookshelves of living rooms can have a range of sizes. But it depends on how much of a collection of books you possess or willing to possess.
But more than in residences, book cases are in higher in demand, necessity and use in non-resident places like book shops or bookstores, public libraries, libraries of schools, colleges and universities, offices and different clubs or community centers.
If you ask about the varieties of book cases or book shelves, the range of its variants is probably far wider than you can imagine. Just imagine from how small to how large of a cabinet you might have seen so far throughout your life. Book cases can be as small as the size of a small wardrobe or bedside table and at the height of just down below your waist. And again it can be as large as covering one or more than one side in your preferred room totally andcan even sometimes reach up to the ceiling height. The shelves that are used or found in non-resident places can be as large as the room itself. There are some public libraries which have gigantic sizes of book shelves. They are so large that readers often have to use a ladder if there is a need to take out a book from beyond a normal height. But there are so many countless varieties of book cases that the range of variants doesn’t always depend on sizes but also shapes, designs, decorations and materials that are used to make. Book cases may have doors or may not. It depends on your necessity or if there’s any problem with the dust or moisture condition in your reading room. Doors will always have glass covers, so as to show a collection and help read the spines of the books. You can also have bookshelves attached permanently to one side of the walls in your preferred room.
Traditionally bookshelves used to be made of wood. But these days you might also find book cases made of metal or plastic or sometimes even glass. You will also find varieties with beautifully decorated designs in it.
These days you’ll be able to find a wide variety of very attractive and beautifully designed and decorated bookshelves. A lot of innovations have been made so far thinking from a reader’s perspective. These days you’ll be able to find such book cases where you’ll see that these cases are designed in such a way that you’ll easily be able to keep and arrange your collections according to your preference.