Let’s face it…smart is just, well…smart. Case in point: these “Design Candy” bookcases do double-duty as functional furniture and stand-alone art. From the classics to the coloring kind, stylish shelving featuring the written word is always a good thing. Better yet, it’s just…smart.

Spiral bookcase…enjoy reading at a snail’s pace. Photo:

Branch bookcase…read from the tree of knowledge. Design/Photo:

Dollhouse bookcase…a perfect place to house your children’s books…and ya gotta love the Kleenex box as the chimney. Photo and how-to: the

Newspaper dispenser bookcase…”Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” Photo:

USA bookcase…read across America-you can keep your book marks in RI. Artist/Photo:

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