By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:32:21 AM.
The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 made books more common. The need for their storage also become more pronounced. The oldest shelves in existence are believed to be in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, they have been in place since the end of the 16th century. What surprises me though is the fact that the initial designs made then have remained till today, and are used as a standard for the design of the modern bookcases.
It is important that a bookcase is practical for your room. If you have a lot of books then go for a floor to ceiling one, if only a few then you can get one half the size which you can rest things on top of. This is good if you have a rather small room as you can place a television or stereo set on top, as well as decorative ornaments. If in a lounge or dining room why not go for a semi bookcase or bureau style which has cupboards for the bottom half and shelves on the top. This has extra storage potential for all of your belongings.
Bookcases are something that practically everyone needs to own, particularly in their student days when they have a lot of study books. It is very useful to own a bookcase purely for the reason that it ensures that you keep your books safe, and your living space tidy.