Rated 5 out of 5 by toomanybooks Great bookcase
This bookcase is wonderful. Sturdy, well-constructed and a very attractive design. I especially like the way the slanted shelf displays the books, making it easy to locate the one I want. I keep it in my study next to my desk for easy access to frequently used books. At the sale price, it was a real bargain.
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Readersareleaders Search No More for a Stylish Bookcase
I LOVE my librarie bookshelf; it has an Old World feeling, yet would fit in any decor. It is sturdy yet beautiful and is a great way to display my books. I added two matching baskets on the bottom shelf to store magazines, and now I love my new reading 'nook'! Thanks, Ballard, for your great sense of style at a very affordable price!
April 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gbookie quality product
The style displays books/photo albums in a neat and orderly manner. I've gotten many compliments on the entire look - I bought 2 and placed them side by side.
April 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsSmith Love it!
I love this bookshelf. It has met all my needs. Seems to be the perfect size to fit in so many places in my home, I find myself ordering more!
April 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MariaV So much nicer than a boring rectangular bookcase!
This bookshelf met my needs for a sturdy, functional item. I like how it has character in the way the sides are made. The tilted middle shelf is great for seeing book titles. I use the bottom shelf for a row of decorative storage boxes that keep small items stored neatly. The very top is used to display the latest issues of my magazines. That makes them accessible and easy to swap out when new issues arrive.
March 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by cooking Love the looks! Easy assembly.
I would have given this a five star review, but I wanted to put an object I have on the bottom shelf, and there just was not enough clearance to do so. It would be nice to make it a bit higher with a little more clearance on the bottom. I would still order again, it's great for my cook book collection.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cin20 Love it.
This librarie book shelf is very useful and has meet with many functions in our home. It not only stores some of our cookbooks but displays a small collection of baskets and shells very nicely.
March 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by OHfarmgirl I am very pleased with the librarie bookshelf
It was easy to put together. It is very sturdy. I liked the first one so much, I ordered another.
March 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cara Easy assembly, great looks.
Very functional and attractive piece. Easy assembly and perfect for a small spot where books and such are needed. This piece is in my kitchen and is used for the kids text books. Perfect.
March 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by shopanew Good kitchen addition
I needed a place for my cookbooks in our new kitchen after downsizing. The slanted book shelf is perfect for them. I added baskets to the bottom shelf for additional storage and plants on the top shelf. The black scuffs easily because the finish is not smooth.
March 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by packgirl Assembly was terrible!
It took less time to replace six door knobs and six sets of hinges in my house than it did to put this shelf together. I think I will like the look of the bookshelf once I have it accessorized it but right now I am too disgusted by the amount of time it took to assemble to look at it any longer today.
February 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by emptyhouse cheap materials
The metal is really cheap looking in white and the weight felt flimsy. I returned it.
December 28, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by rarpankow Just as pictured
The book shelf is exactly what I wanted and I'm happy with the purchase. A gave it 4 stars only because assembly was not a "breeze". One person can do it, but two would make it easier.
November 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEEnDREW Practical & Stylish
We have placed two bookshelves side by side, behind our sectional sofa. Our shelves hold plants and books on the top two shelves. On the bottom shelf, we have baskets which hide our young daughter's school items. They are very practical & we always received compliments on the shelves!
November 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luv2style This product has great features
This product was perfect our guest bedroom. Holding
items like books, magazines, and a radio without looking cluttered.
Placing rattan baskets across the bottom shelf gave it a finished look holding everything a guest might need.
November 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Criss Well-made, reasonably priced product.
I've purchased six of these units and am very pleased with them (the sixth unit had an incorrect part which customer service handled expeditiously).
October 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Archindy Very Functional and Attractive
We placed the librarie bookshelf in our reception area to display several large "coffee table" type books. It works perfectly. The shelves are deep and the entire bookcase is very attractive. It was easy to assemble. The only caution is that the surface "scratches" easily; however, the marks can be wiped off with a damp cloth. I would definitely recommend this piece.
October 18, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by chicandcheap Nice looking, hope it lasts
This product is easy to put together. I was able to do it myself, took about 45 minutes start to finish. The white is very sharp looking and is a great element in our family room, but I did notice a small chip in the paint after putting it together and am hoping it will withstand a home with three children. I;'ve had it about 3 weeks and so far it looks great. Time will tell!
October 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by floridamom exactly what I was looking for
I needed a shelf for my dinning area. I wanted something simple that would not take up a lot of space but still have some storage. This shelf was perfect for a small area. It holds all my cook books on the angled shelf so I can easily see the titles of the books, and on the bottom rack I stored some pretty stackable colorful bowls. This freed up storage space in my kitchen and looks great. there is also a tiny shelf on top perfect for displaying small seasonal decorations. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
September 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeBel I love the library bookshelf.
The bookshelf is exactly as pictured. I have placed it in my study and it looks PERFECT.
Easy assembly, but requires two people.
September 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dragonflyplayer Millions of uses!
I had a 'closet' dedicated to my grown children's 'vintage' toys for my grandchildren to play with when they visit, but I needed my closet back! I wanted something inviting and easy to organize/put back for the toys and to create an inviting place for the grandchildren. I bought two of these shelves, organized books and toys in baskets. The large baskets on the bottom shelves holds lots of smaller items. The shelves look great; the kids love their new space, and all their parents want their own librarie shelves in their homes now. These shelves are so versatile; I can think of literally hundreds of uses. I was able to put them together all by myself, but it would have been really nice to have another pair of hands to help. LOVE these!
September 13, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2cem Easy to asemble, very sturdy.
We were looking for something to place a slab of granite on for our kitchen. We need the workspace. The bookshelf combines the area for the granite as well as the shelving for cookbooks, my soup tureen and some baskets. It has become a hard working center for our kitchen without having to buy and island.
August 31, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by persnickitychick Beautiful....but scratches easily
Bought the bookshelf in black and am very pleased with how sturdy the bookshelf is. The metal is a nice, updated look for a typical wooden, bookseller's bookshelf and holds a ton of weight.
The piece was a snap to assemble (comes with it's own allen wrench) and took about 30 minutes of my time from start to finish.
As other folks have indicated in their reviews... the metal scratches very easily. To allay this problem, I simply used a matte, polyurethane spray to topcoat the the entire piece and voila..... no more scratches. (also... prior to poly-ing the bookshelf, I rubbed a little bit of gold, bronze, and antiqued silver to the edges and over various parts of the piece to give it a little bit of depth. The black is beautiful, but it needed a little more 'oomf')
August 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poet The bookshelf is very continental and adds a splash of beauty and practicality.
This bookshelf is handy not only for books, (cookbooks in my case) but also for oversize items like my crock pot and large ceramic pieces. It goes nicely with my yellow walls and black & white floor. It was relatively easy to put together solo.
August 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by tdcsix Charm "in spades" and easy to assemble
I am so happy that I ordered this bookshelf. It's perfect for the location where I've struggled to find the right accent table. It is very charming in appearance. The lightly textured black metal is a perfect counterpoint to the wood furniture in the room. The assembly was VERY EASY - I am a widow living alone and it went together in 20 minutes from the time I cut the packaging open. Based on other comments on this table, I expected it to wrestle me or something, but assembly was SMOOTH and uncomplicated; all you do is screw in a total of 14 screws with the provided allen wrench. Some complaints in earlier reviews could have been negated if people would have paid attention to the description and the dimensions. It is exactly as represented, does NOT look cheap (or it would not be in my home!), and is the easiest piece of furniture I have ever assembled!
August 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by bookhappy Looks nicer than I even expected
This product is well described in the catalog. It arrived promptly and was not damaged in transit. It looks great in my house and I'm very pleased. The only issue is that black powder coating does attract dust and smudges.
August 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BReviewer I love this!
This is unique and charming and looks great in my spare room with my garden gate bed. Easy to assemble and light weight enough to move easily. Bottom shelf lacks much room height wise, but is still useful. Best part, unlike other bookshelves this looks great from all angles.
August 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by booksnhooks small footprint but large storage/display space
I am extremely please with my purchase of the librarie bookshelf. I needed something with a small footprint for a small room. This fills my needs completely because it does not overwhelm the room and provides ample storage/display space. It is a charming piece that would compliment any decor and could be used in any room of the house. It is solid and sturdy but does not have a "heavy" look. Easy to assemble too.
August 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hotrod Great style!
I love the style of this bookshelf. It is exactly what I had been looking for. It was very easy to assemble by myself and the size is great. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the texture of the metal. It is not a smooth surface. It has an odd texture to it that I don't like at all. And it will scuff very easily. Wish this info had been noted in the write-up. Otherwise the item is fine and I would recommend it.
July 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by decoratingfun Love it!!
I have looked for years for a bookshelf like this. The quality is good, very solid. Easy to put together
July 7, 2011