By De3wii190. Barrister Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 22:56:58 PM.
The Seven Main Types of Bookcases
This comes in handy because the barrister bookcase allows you to show off the collection, while keeping (or even adding to) the interesting and eye-catching visuals that bookcases provide. They are a great choice for serious book collectors who are concerned with preserving the condition of their books. The glass front-piece is effective in keeping out dust and moisture, and tempered glass can be added to the bookcase to keep out harmful sunlight that will fade and degrade the book's spine, cover and paper. The doors also act as a deterrent for curious onlooker's who want to touch books that shouldn't be handled.
The majority of barrister bookshelves will have doors made of glass. The glass in these doors can be frosted, beveled, or etched or it may be just plain glass with no design or decoration. There are some beautiful antique bookcases to be found and people often prefer these to the more modern versions.