Building a better bookend

kids book endsBookends for a kid’s room are one of those challenging decor finds, or at least for me. A lot of bookends that I see and like are either too expensive (like, $100 a bookend), or they don’t actually hold up your books. In which case uh, what’s the point again?

Leave it to CMP fave Kerri Lee to reinvent the bookend with a bookend shelf.
The little painted wood shelf actually has bookends that slide along
the shelf, so they can’t tip over when your tall Richard Scary word book
is placed alongside your Boynton board books. The design is cute too,
though not too cute – Kerri’s trademark Tree is on one side, with a
bird, owl, or elephant on the other, all with little wool felt accents.

Nice touch: The edges are trimmed with pages from rescued vintage
children’s books. It’s all so tactile and inviting, I’d hope it makes
books look appealing to your kids as toys. –Liz

Find the lovely bookend shelf online from Tree by Kerri Lee. And for more wonderful baby shower gift ideas, check out our baby shower gift guide.

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  • Reply September 24, 2010

    Amanda M.

    I would like to know if these shelves mount directly to the wall and if so what kind of hardware they come with. I think the shelves are really cute, but the product page doesn’t indicate.

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply September 24, 2010

    Cool Mom Picks

    Good question Amanda – they’re self standing. They sit on a table, dresser, or on an actual bookcase shelf. No need to mount; its more like a pair of bookends than a bookshelf.

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