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The industrial style aesthetic is inspired by warehouses converted into lofts that became popular in the late 2000s. It’s usually associated with raw materials (like exposed bricks and piping), open spaces, neutral colors, and metal surfaces. There is some overlap with shabby chic and the farmhouse aesthetic.
There are many shelving strategies out there that use an industrial aesthetic, whether you want a home library that matches the rest of your decor or you want these shelves to add visual interest to a more neutral home layout. Weathered wood is associated with this look, but I didn’t want to go too far into farmhouse territory so these shelves have a metal and especially metal pipe element.
There are industrial bookshelves here to accommodate most of a home library or just a few books in a corner. I also found a couple of different options that include a lamp or reading light to make it multifunctional. These Edison lightbulbs are sure to be eye catching so you can keep your conversation starter books with them!
Let’s start with the larger bookcases and then move on to the smaller shelves and bookends. No matter what space you have available, you will be able to find at least one suitable!
Starting with the Heavy Hitters, this industrial bookcase is available in 4–6 shelf versions with a choice of finishes. $ 428-601
Or you opt for this wall shelf, available in 3 or 4 shelves with a length of 80 or 100 cm, with a variety of shelf colors to choose from. $ 317-499
If you want to display a smaller number of books, you should opt for this 4-shelf system that is connected by piping. $ 279
Or this industrial bookcase with three shelves, available in symmetrical or asymmetrical design. $ 189-196
This version with two shelves complements the industrial look with valves and a pressure gauge. Available in a variety of woods and surfaces from 20 ″ to 25 ″. $ 205-250
If you need to put a small amount of books on top of it, you can skip the wooden board entirely and get this pipe bookcase! $ 42
This industrial pipe bookcase can hold a few books in a small space! $ 100
On the other hand, if you have some wall space to cover, get this large iron pipe wall shelf instead! $ 135
This shelf has built-in lighting! It is a custom-made piece, available with 2–3 shelves and 1–2 lights in various designs. $ 382
Or you can get this simpler version with a shelf. The pipe can be black, gold or silver in color. $ 180
This one is a lamp first, then a bookcase – perfect for keeping your instant TBR on. $ 155
To continue the lightbulb theme, these are wooden bookends with an Edison lightbulb on one end and a whistle on the other end. $ 53-68
One last reading lamp! This is a pipe figure with a light bulb head that rests on your TBR stack. $ 90
These bookends are made from brass pipe fittings. $ 55
There are many versions of tube book supports! This is a vintage couple. $ 50
These industrially cast bookends are also available in black. $ 40
Here are some black industrial sculptural bookends. $ 85
There are different options for bookends from old train tracks! This pair costs $ 65