How to Store Books Without a Bookshelf


Are you running out of space to store your books, but without the budget or time to invest in a traditional bookshelf? Don’t worry, there are plenty of different ways to arrange and organise books without spending money on bulky furniture. 

In this blog, we give you a rundown of space saving storage solutions, such as utilising decorative boxes, self storage units, and more.

Utilise decorative baskets or boxes to store books

If you’re looking to store books without clutter, decorative baskets and boxes are ideal for adding a touch of style and organisation to any bedroom or living room. Whether you prefer an elegant wicker basket, a modern lidded box, or something in between, these accessories are ideal for storing your favourite books. 

Not only do they look good, but they also help keep your books neat and dust-free while utilising limited space.

Use spare floor space to store books

If you’re running out of space in your home, why not get creative and use the floor to store books? Stack them as tall as you need without worrying about taking up too much room. This is a great solution for small bedrooms or living rooms that don’t have enough wall space to hang shelves. 

Invest in furniture pieces that double as book storage

When it comes to creative book storage solutions, furniture pieces that double as both places to sit and store items are a great option. Consider investing in pieces such as an armoire with shelves inside or a bed with drawers underneath. This way, you will have extra space to store your books while also ensuring that the area remains tidy and organised. 

Use a self storage unit for your books

If you simply can’t part with your books but don’t have the space for them in your home, then renting a self storage unit is a great option. This will allow you to keep all of your favourite novels and textbooks safe and secure while freeing up extra room in your house, making it ideal when it comes to book storage for small spaces.

Self storage units come in all different sizes and offer various levels of security, giving you peace of mind that your books are secure and protected. Furthermore, many units are climate-controlled for added protection from humidity, dust and other environmental factors that could damage your books over time.


No matter how big or small your home is, there are plenty of ways to store books without taking up too much space. From making use of furniture pieces to investing in self storage units, there are a wide range of book storage solutions out there to keep your favourite reads safe and secure for many years to come.

Personal storage at Incredible Bulk self storage

If you’re looking for a convenient and affordable way to store your books, look no further than Incredible Bulk Self Storage. Our personal storage units are perfect for book lovers who need space to keep their collection safe and protected. With 24/7 access, secure storage, and much more, you are sure to find the perfect storage solution for your books to keep them organised and safe from damage.

To learn more about our book solutions, get in touch with our friendly team on 01274 975678 or drop by Unit 9A, Whetley Mills, Thornton Road, Bradford BD8 8LQ. 
You can also use our Quick Quote tool by selecting a type of storage, required dates, and storage unit size.

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