Friday Favorite: Library Bookcases with Ladders

Sometimes, it’s the details that draw me in and make me fall in love with an item and that’s exactly what happened when I first came across library bookcases with ladders.  Yes, it’s true, I love all bookcases, but one with a ladder?!  Well, my heart skips a beat.

 

 

The beauty of the bookcases mixed with the utilitarian nature of the ladder makes for a perfect combo in my book.

 

{via Houzz}

{via Houzz}

 

 

If you have tall ceilings, one advantage is that you can take your bookcase all the way to the ceiling and yet still easily access the upper shelves.

{via Kvanum}

{via Kvanum}

 

 

So beautiful!

 

Library bookcases with ladders aren’t limited to those that are built-in.  Freestanding ones are equally beautiful and sometimes, more realistic for your space.

{via Zin Home}

{via Zin Home}

 

 

If you’re not planning a remodel with built-ins, you can still have one of these beauties.  Some freestanding bookcases can be purchased with ladders, like this one from Restoration Hardware:

{Restoration Hardware 1950s Dutch Shipyard Triple Shelving}

{Restoration Hardware 1950s Dutch Shipyard Triple Shelving}

 

Or this one from Cost Plus World Market:

{Cost Plus World Market Agustus Library Bookshelf}

{Cost Plus World Market Augustus Library Bookshelf}

 

You can also purchase ready-made bookcase ladders from vendors like {this one}.

 

 

A taller bookcase with a ladder was in my original plans for our master bedroom, but budget just didn’t allow for it.  I still dream of having one, though…. :)

 

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1 comment on Friday Favorite: Library Bookcases with Ladders

  1. Garden, Home and Party
    October 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM (3 years ago)

    Kim,
    I too love bookcases, especially when they have a ladder. You’ve shown us some dream worthy examples.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Karen

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