In Search Of — Bookends

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Where's a bookend when you need one? Photo: Dsmorris.com

Where’s a bookend when you need one? Photo: Dsmorris.com

Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of,” where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about “bookends” and we’ve got loads of them.

One of the most simple and useful home accessories, bookends keep your novels organized and add a little personality to mantels and shelves. We keep coming across bookends in all sorts of materials on the Classifieds. Check out some of our favorite.

Glass Horse Bookends in Brooklyn, New York

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Photo: Krrb.com/theonewell?auto=format

We would have loved these bookends in our Black Beauty-obsessed childhoods. Use them in a kid’s room or home office.

Find them on The One Well‘s Corner. $165.

Mexican Pottery Elephants in Richmond, Virginia

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Photo: Krrb.com/STUDIO180fortheEclecticHome?auto=format

A sweet pair of elephants would look great on a nursery bookshelf, holding up copies of Goodnight Moon and Winnie The Pooh.

Find them on Studio180‘s Corner. $46.

Brass Duck Bookends in Chicago, Illinois

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Photo: Krrb.com/cushionchicago?auto=format

These are the classic example of bookends. Brass and duck-shaped. Use them to hold up your many leather-bound books.

Find them on CushionChicago‘s Corner. $28.

Vintage Ceramic Dog Bookends in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Photo: Krrb.com/ExpoFacto?auto=format

A pair of inquisitive canine bookends work well in the family library.

Find them on Expo Facto‘s Corner. $147.

Spinning Globe Bookend in Los Angeles, California

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Photo: Krrb.com/heavenantiques?auto=format

A globe bookend features great map detail. It adds a touch of regalness to your travel book collection.

Find it on Heaven Antique‘s Corner. Make an offer.

Salvaged Gear Bookends in Chicago, Illinois

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Photo: Krrb.com/statestreetsalvage?auto=format

These sturdy and industrial bookends are made from salvaged gears. Display them boldly on a thick wood mantle.

Find them on State Street Salvage‘s Corner. $395.

Tall Ship Bookends in Denver, Colorado

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Photo: Krrb.com/embee?auto=format

Note the intricate detail in these carved wood-composite bookends.

Find them on Embee‘s Corner. $18.

 
  • BiteMeMore

    Gear bookends, huh? Very cool! I sense a welding project coming on… If only I could weld! Perfect for my engineering student brother!