14 Narrow Bookcases That Will Give Life to Your Most Awkward Nooks

Updated 11/14/18
Narrow Bookcases
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It can be challenging to tackle storage in a really tiny space. No matter how much you try to declutter or re-organize, it can sometimes feel like every cupboard and closet is bursting at the seams. But here's the thing: There is probably a ton of unused space in your home. A few months ago, a professional organizer came to my apartment and told me I had made one crucial mistake when decorating and attempting to tackle storage in my tiny studio: I wasn't using my vertical space. She was right. I had opted for furniture that, while beautiful and stylish, failed on the storage front: low-slung pieces with skinny legs and few drawers (if any at all).

That day, I became resolute to find the perfect narrow bookcase to fit the last remaining nook in my apartment that wasn't already inhabited by a piece of furniture. It changed my entire storage strategy—books were no longer haphazardly piled up on every surface, I had space for my various decorative items and plants, and I even could use a few baskets to hide miscellaneous items that previously didn't have a proper home in my apartment. Think you too could benefit from an additional bookcase in your small space?

Here are the best narrow bookcases to purchase for a stylish storage solution. 

West Elm Zane Narrow Bookshelf $299
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This sleek tower bookcase from West Elm proves that the best things come in small packages.

DWR x Case Story Bookcase $225
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Who even needs the side walls on a bookcase? This one from Design Within Reach turns into a book totem.

CB2 Pimlico Etagere $1599
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The perforated brass on this CB2 bookcase gives it a glam yet industrial flair.

Blu Dot Totem Bookcase $499
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For ultra narrow spaces, this Blu Dot bookcase is a life-saver.

Urban Outfitters Maki Narrow Shelving Unit $79
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This Urban Outfitters bookcase is the perfect plant stand for your small apartment.

CB2 Stairway Wall Mounted Bookcase $399
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The ultimate bookcase for the minimalist—this one lets your objects shine while virtually blending in the background.

CB2 Suspend II Tall Bar Cabinet $999
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Part-bookcase and part-bar, this sleek walnut and marble bookcase will give your space an elegant flair.

Blu Dot Hitch Bookcase $599
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This narrow bookcase from Blu Dot is wall hung and gives your space an elegant minimal look.

Serena & Lily Blake Raffia Shelf $2498
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Bring a hint of color into your space with this deep indigo raffia bookcase from Serena & Lily.

West Elm Modern Perforated Metal Bookshelf $999
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We couldn't think of a chicer bookcase to add to your apartment than this perforated metal one from West Elm.

CB2 Grid Tower $199
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This CB2 grid tower is perfect for small bathrooms with little to no storage.

Serena & Lily Balboa Shelf $1398
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Give your space a beachy air with this bookcase from Serena & Lily.

CB2 Carlson II White Tower $199
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Tuck this narrow bookcase in a tight corner and solve all your storage woes.

West Elm Ladder Bookshelf $199 $159
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Lean this bookcase against your wall and arrange your favorite books and accessories.

Want more tips to organize your small space? We learned some hacks from the world's smallest hotel rooms.

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