Bookcases & Shelving


Do you know in Latin and Greek the idea of bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē (Greek: βιβλιοθήκη), derivatives of which mean library in many modern languages? A bookcase is also known as a bookshelf, a bookstand, a cupboard and a bookrack. In a library, large bookshelves are called "stacks".

For us, a bookcase, or bookshelf, is a master piece of furniture which not only gives you horizontal shelves, often in a cabinet, used to store books or other printed materials but also adds beauty to your dining room or library. Typically bookcases are used in private homes, public and university libraries, offices and bookstores but now days we have increasing numbers of customer who are Lawayers, doctors and even stock brokers who would want thir private office to stand out in their waiting rooms. Our Bookcases range from small, low models the height of a table to high models reaching up to ceiling height. Whilst our Shelves may be fixed or adjustable to different positions in the case. In rooms which are entirely devoted to the storage of books, such as libraries, they may be permanently fixed to the walls and/or floor but that is old school days so we present ulta modern bookcases that completely adds glamour to the boring library.

As bookcase may be fitted with glass doors that can be closed to protect the books from dust or moisture, their use is not limited to keeping books in library but also can be use for keeping crockery in the dining room near fireplace or even in kitchen or hallway. Bookcase doors are almost always glazed with glass, so as to allow the spines of the books to be read but bcause that also adds a charcter to display your gold plated crockery to shine and shimmer in your dining room. Especially valuable rare crockery or books may be kept in locked cases with wooden strips enclosing glazed doors. A small bookshelf may also stand on some other piece of furniture such as a desk or chest. Larger books are more likely to be kept in horizontal piles and very large books flat on wide shelves or on coffee tables.

 So now lets take a look at Belle Fierte's range of sizes of bookcases and shelving available to choose from. If your are deciding upon bookcase or shelving unit suitable for you, the most important thing to keep in mind is the type of storage you are loading it with. Otherwise it can be tricky that size of shelves not acccomodating your storage properly and you end of having storage management problem. That is why for best shopping experience we have designed our products which allows flexible shelving and everything to make a whole lot easier for you to manage your storage. However, you must measure the overall height, width and depth of the area that you need to place your bookcase or shelving unit.