By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:57:11 PM.
An interlocking assembly is one of the best features of products from Way Basics. This type of design offers the user almost unlimited choice as to form and function. The less mechanically inclined will be happy to know that these products require a simple double stick tape to assemble without the hassle of tools. Users report that the shelving is quite basic and are easily assembled. For around fifty dollars, one can obtain the Modern Double Rectangle featuring dual shelves.
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.
Books first appeared in the world as scrolls. These scrolls were usually inscribed by hand and so their production was quite costly. Religious institutions, libraries and ancient universities prized the books highly. These necessitated the need for specialized containers or boxes which were easily accessible for easy referencing. Initially the shelved containers were much deeper and separated into many compartments for easier access. The shelving was usually hidden away in closets that blended with the home decor or in private study rooms.