No bookshelf? No problem. Here’s 9 ways to stack your books sans bookcase!

Shelf envy is real. And it’s totally valid to feel it creeping up on you when you see your fave booktubers, bloggers, bookstagrammers showing off their #shelfie.


But fear not. If you’re without adequate shelf space here’s some cute ways to stack all of the books. Because let’s face it, all you really need is a flat surface, forget fancy storage solutions.

1. The half-up, half-down. Just like hair. Plus, piling them like this by COLOUR will definitely rock your room:

book stack

2. The this-way, that-way. Stack this as high as you dare. And extra fun? Taking one out is like a dangerous game of Jenga!


3. The spiral staircase. Featuring a favourite author, or your #TBR, or whatever.


4. The Display Case. Put those hardbacks to good use. And if you’ve got a whole series in HB you can display your merch in the cubby whole.


5. The book-shelves. Make these as high or as low as you require. And then you can put stuff on the wings. Probably.


But if you’re feeling more ambitious… We’ve found these bookish heroes and they’re stacks for inspiration:

How do you stack yours? Tweet us a photo @maximumpopbooks

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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