By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:28:23 PM.
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.
If you are in the market for a white bookcase then it is important that it be both sturdy and clean as well as economical and simple. A quick search online will reveal a large variety of storage shelves in many styles. A great style to consider for the green shopper is a bookshelf that is friendly to the environment.
The Mimic Cube from Crate and Barrel is another environmentally friendly option. Low emission poplar woods are used and the cubes can be stacked to a desired height. A glass topper adds a look of elegance to this simple and unique design.