These Sneaky Shelves Make It Look Like Your Books Are Floating

The conceal bookshelf, which lets you hide its metallic ledge by tucking a book cover into a special slot at its base, has won countless design awards. Although the idea is simple, the overall effect of a wall dotted with floating stacks of colorful book spines—each 16-inch unit holds 15 pounds, which translates into about five to ten titles—is mesmerizing.

Whether you choose to mount your shelves in an abstract pattern or to align them in a perfect grid (all necessary hardware’s included within the $15 package), transforming your personal library into custom wall art is crazy rewarding. Plus, it’s fun to confuse houseguests with such a smart, puzzling unique display.