By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:24:09 AM.
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.
Bookcases that you assemble yourself can be useful as you may not be able to fit a piece that is already put together through the door, and you do not want to damage it. For this reason always ask if you can have it in a flat pack format or delivered in parts so you or some hired help can put it together.
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.