Cool and Unique Bookends for Your Home Library

There is something unique and charming about functional art bookends. Think of a thought-evoking owl-themed book stopper holding your college hardcover books next to you while preparing for an exam. Or that some snug teddy bears with golden ears next to a sick child in a nursery. Better still, how about a floating superhero coming to rescue video games on a geek’s console table. These decorative yet functional pieces open you up to unlimited imagination at an affordable price.

Then, if you are a books lover who also adores art, this quick guide presents you with 24 cool and unique bookend ideas for your home library. These are single or dual well-balanced book stoppers, excellent for small books and paperbacks. The designers present bookends with great detail to spark your imagination. Here, expect only superior parts that include heavy-duty cast iron, wood, concrete, and resin. Plus, most of the pieces have a brushed finish to bring the artwork to life.

1. SRIWATANA Decorative Metal Book Ends

SRIWATANA Bookends Black

Do you have a penchant for abstract geometry? If so, get the SRIWATANA Bookends Back for your books, CDs, and magazines. It is a heavy-duty metallic bookend for organizing your stationery while highlighting them for a fancy display. Indeed, the bookend transforms your home library, school desk, or office cubicle into a fond go-to spot. Besides, you can add seasonal flowers to the bookend display to make it current.

Key Features

  • Powder-coated metallic geometric bookends 
  • Durable, heavy-duty metal with anti-rust powder coat finish
  • A sturdy anti-slip, non-scratching base mat


  • Brand: Sriwatana
  • Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 7 inches; 15.5 ounces
  • Number of Pieces: 1 or 2
  • Material: Heavy Duty Metal
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Geometric Design
  • Colour: White, Black

2. Rodin’s Thinker Cast Iron Sculptural Bookends (Set of 2)

Rodin's Thinker Cast Iron Sculptural Bookends (Set of 2)

French Sculptor Auguste Rodin created The Thinker bronze statue on display at a stone pedestal. It portrays a nude male figure in deep thought, engaging his entire body, including a clenched fist and distended nostrils. It is the kind of posture that attracts attention to anyone passing by. Hence, having the Rodin’s Thinker Cast Iron Sculptural Bookends will elevate your study space instantly. The bookend features Rodin’s Thinker replica full of character and interest.

Key Features

  • Dual handcrafted Rodin’s Think Sculpture bookend
  • Uses heavy-duty cast iron with a distressed bronze iron finish
  • Sculpture signed by Rodin


  • Brand: Design Toscano
  • Dimensions: 6” H x 4” W x 3” D; 4 lbs.
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Heavy Duty Cast Iron
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Rodin’s Deep Thinker Monument
  • Colour: Gray

3. Micaricashop Bookend Concrete Letter Modern Cement Bookends

Micaricashop Bookend Concrete Letter Modern Cement Bookends

Micaricashop Bookend Concrete Letter Modern Cement Bookends comprise three X-shaped concrete blocks in white, grey, and black. These are elegantly handmade to look unique, modern, with a natural architectural appeal. Better still, the designer will go the extra mile to ensure each piece arrives fast and in pristine condition. And, you can personalize each piece and turn this bookend into a cherished memento for a loved one.

Key Features

  • Handmade concrete letter bookends, placemat or paperweight
  • Industrial-themed, X-shaped functional art pieces
  • Ideal for medium-sized books
  • Excellent display on a desk or bookshelf


  • Brand: MicaRicaShop
  • Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 2.5 cm
  • Number of Pieces: 3
  • Material: Concrete, Cement, Beton
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Concrete Letters 
  • Colour: Grey, Black, White

4. StormTrooper Bookend

StormTrooper Bookend

When you need a functional furniture accessory that also accents your space, think of the HeavenlyKraft Mask Decorative Metal Bookend. It is a compact metal book stopper with a decorative mask theme. Here, two well-balanced laser-cut face masks on a non-skid base will hold your books in place as you work. They have a painted and polished finish to prevent rusting and maintain their stunning appeal for a long time.

Key Features

  • Mask decorative book stopper bookend
  • Laser-cut face masks 
  • Heavy metal construction with non-slip padding
  • A sturdy design for your home office


  • Brand: HeavenlyKraft
  • Dimensions: 5.9 X 3.9 X 3.14 Inch per Piece
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Metal
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Decorative Masks
  • Colour: Hammered Black

5. Industrial Pipe & Rustic Wood Bookends

Industrial Pipe & Rustic Wood Bookends

There is something unique and captivating about industrial metal pipes, steampunks on a wooden backdrop. It is this appeal that MyGift Dark Brown Industrial Pipe & Rustic Wood Bookends. The bookend is a set of two L-shaped torched tabletop bookends featuring industrial metal pipes, steampunk decors, and wooden complements. It makes your travel journals, travel guides, maps, and other tourist booklet stand out when on display in a café. Likewise, use it at a bookshop to add some charm to a seasonal collection of books.

Key Features

  • A set of L-shaped torched tabletop bookends
  • Has industrial metal pipe fittings theme
  • Painted, polished rustic finish


  • Brand: MyGift
  • Dimensions: 4.92 x 4.92 x 6.1 inches
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Wood, MetalWood
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Industrial Metal Pipes
  • Colour: Brown

6. Gothic Castle Dragons Sculptural Bookends

Gothic Castle Dragons Sculptural Bookends

Picture this. Two medieval-inspired ornate winged dragons stand guard over your favourite book collections, ready to spray fire to any unauthorized user. Indeed, this drive inspired British artist Liam Manchester to create the Gothic Castle Dragons Sculptural Bookends. These are decorative bookends with exquisite detail and sturdy weight. They remind you of these prehistoric animals, letting you experience their ferocious character over your valuables.

Key Features

  • Gothic castle dragons sculptural bookends
  • Set of 2, individually sculpted 
  • Uses designer resin with a gothic greystone finish
  • Detailed functional art


  • Brand: Design Toscano
  • Dimensions: 8” H x 4” W x 5” D; 2 lbs.
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Designer Resin
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Prehistoric and Mythological Animals
  • Colour: Gray Stone      

7. Superman Metal Decorative Bookends

Superman Metal Decorative Bookends

Imagine having an invisible bookend that creates the impression of floating or falling books. More so, a superhero, cliffhanger, or super gal is on standby to rescue the falling or floating books. Better still, have a running couple trying to evade the falling books. It is an endless motion-captured when you store your favourite books using the Unique Metal Decorative Bookends. With no installation necessary, you can support 5 to 8 books using the open design book holder. And, the bookend arrives with attractive gift wrapping.

Key Features

  • Creates an eye-catching floating optical illusion
  • Has durable, anti-slip, solid surface grip
  • Multifunctional possibilities
  • Book holder completely hidden
  • Excellent gift for geeks, boys, superhero lovers


  • Brand: Artori Design
  • Dimensions: 7.87 x 4.72 x 6.69 inches
  • Number of Pieces: 1 or 2
  • Material: Heavy Duty Powder Painted Advanced Rust Free Metal
  • Style: Bookend Wall, Floating Bookshelf, Falling Bookend
  • Theme: Running Couple, Superhero, Supergal, C Falling
  • Colour: Black

8. MokuShop Death Star Bookends

MokuShop Death Star Bookends

What comes to mind when you recall Star Wars? Well, if you are a Star Wars fan, here is a chance to have a collectible for it. Better still, gift your loved one a beautifully crafted Star Wars-themed bookend this festivity. MokuShop Death Star Bookends is a detailed death star bookend capturing the Death Star in 3D effect. Here, display your video games or hold your favourite books inside this fictional mobile space station to keep them safe.

Key Features

  • Handmade detailed death star bookend
  • Multiple layers create a 3D effect
  • Non-slip cork bottom


  • Brand: MokuShop
  • Dimensions: 5″ L x 10″ W x8.5″ H
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Wood
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Star Wars
  • Colour: Gray

9. Fierce Dragon Bookends

Fierce Dragon Bookends

Are you thinking of getting the Gifts & Decor 37978 Fierce Dragon Bookends, Multicolor? Here are at least three things you can expect. A detailed mystical dragon that is both terrifying and beautiful guarding your fantasy books. Second, there are Celtic rope weaves that take you back to the Bronze Age. And, dragon art is a source of inspiration for any fictional writer. Then, set it up to keep your King Arthur collection or Celtic relics organized.

Key Features

  • Mystical decorative dragon bookends
  • Heavy, solid, not identical dragons
  • Functional artwork with great detail
  • An oil-rubbed finish


  • Brand: Gifts & Decor
  • Dimensions: 25 x 30 x 27.5 inches; 4.39 pounds
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Polyresin, Felt
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Mythical Dragon Guardians
  • Colour: Multicolor

10. Steampunk Propeller Single Bookend

Steampunk Propeller Single Bookend

We are calling on all the plane lovers out there. What are your go-to collectibles that keep your aviation passion going? Well, here is an airplane-themed bookend to keep that flame burning. The Veronese Design 8″ Tall Steampunk Propeller Cold Cast Resin Steel Finish Airplane Decoration Statuary Single Bookend is a single bookend that will complement your airplane-themed motif. It features intricate detail in the durable cold casting iron technique. Set it up on your tabletop or shelf end.

Key Features

  • Single airplane themed bookend
  • Eye-catching, hand-painted steel, silver, & brass finish
  • Balanced weight, inexpensive design
  • Felt covered base for anti-scratch setup


  • Brand: Veronese Design
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.5 x 8 inches
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Material: Cold Cast Resin, Mixed Metal
  • Style: Single Bookend
  • Theme: Steampunk Propeller, Tangle of Cogs & Gears
  • Colour: Metallic Finish

11. Cranon Non-skid Bookends

Cranon Non-skid Bookends

The Cranon Non-skid Bookends is a set of two owl replicas on a resin base that imitates actual hardcover books. Here, the artist aims at making your book collection the focal point and source of wisdom. Hence, you always get the urge to read your books. Then, get these cool bookends for a child who needs a dose of inspiration when preparing for exams.

Key Features

  • Two pieces of resin Owl figures on bookends
  • Symbol of wisdom complimenting the books
  • Creates an elegant and timeless touch
  • Resin base in burgundy and green tones. 
  • Lined with protective felt


  • Brand: Loon Peak®
  • Dimensions: 8” H x 4.75” W x 3.63” D; 3.55 lbs.
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Resin
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Birds on Hard Cover Books
  • Colour: Burgundy and Green Tones

12. Thor’s Hammer – Mjolnir Bookend

Thor's Hammer - Mjolnir Bookend

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he is worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Which Greek mythological god comes to mind? Well, if you are a fan of Greek mythology, here is the hammer of the thunder god Thor from Norse mythology to protect your book collection. Indeed, there are lots of tales revolving around this hammer. Think of the time the hammer was missing and the god Thor used manipulative tactics to get it back. The hammer is a divine instrument for blessing, and you can tap into its powers from the replica on Mirror3dArt Decorative Bookend.

Key Features

  • Handmade single Viking axe bookend
  • 3D printed & custom painted 
  • Well detailed, made to order


  • Brand: Mirror3dArt
  • Dimensions: 4.72 H x 3.93 W x 2.9 D inches
  • Number of Pieces: 
  • Material: PLA, acrylic paint, varnish
  • Style: Single Bookend
  • Theme: Mjolnir Thors Hammer
  • Colour: Made to Order

13. Cute Concrete Bear Bookends

Cute Concrete Bear Bookends

Are you looking for some “beary” cute bookends for a kids’ bedroom or nursery? Look no further. YouConcreteMeShop Cute Concrete Bear Bookends are handmade concrete, teddy bear-themed book stoppers that will cuddle next to the child as you read your favourite bedtime stories. The teddy bears will reassure a child afraid of the dark, a sick baby in the nursery, or even provoke thoughts for older kids as they do homework. Since the pieces are handmade, they are full of character and charm. More so, they arrive with a hand-written note from the designer.

Key Features

  • Handmade cute teddy bear bookend
  • Each piece is unique with charm and character
  • Have a decent weight to support several books


  • Brand: YouConcreteMeShop
  • Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 3 inches; Under 1 lb. s
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Concrete, Cement, Beton
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Teddy Bears
  • Colour: Natural Grey, Rose Gold, White, Gold, Silver, Black

14. Nautical Non-skid Bookends

Nautical Non-skid Bookends

This coastal boat is cut into two to hold your books in place before setting sail. The bookend features intricate details that replicate a traditional sailboat in all white and gold wooden finishing. More so, the bookend relies on a sturdy wooden base to keep it intact. And, its edges have golden metal edges that protect it from scratches.

Key Features

  • Half-cut ships on L-shaped bases bookends
  • Uses realistic, life-like port details on a wood slate platform
  • White-washed for the ultimate coastal vibe
  • Great display at the fireplace or bookshelf


  • Brand: Charlton Home®
  • Dimensions: 6″ L x 4″ W x 9″ H; 1.98 lbs.
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Wood
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Coastal Boats & Ships
  • Colour: White Washed

15. Agirlgle Bookends Decorative Book Ends

Agirlgle Bookends Decorative Book Ends

When you think of Agirlgle Bookends Decorative Bookends, expect an aesthetically pleasing storage solution on your console table. Here, two powder-coated geometrical shapes on a heavy L-shaped base support your DVDs, books, magazines, and binders. The bookends fit in small bookshelves to keep all your reading collections in one place.

Key Features

  • A classic yet modern geometry bookend
  • Holds books, DVDs, games, catalogues, & albums
  • Heavy duty with anti-rust powder coating


  • Brand: Agirlgle
  • Dimensions: 11.42 x 6.54 x 5.31 inches; 3.01 pounds
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Heavy Duty Steel & Powder Coating
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Abstract Geometry
  • Colour: Black

16. Antiqued Globe Bookends

Antiqued Globe Bookends

Here is a tasteful and memorable gift for a parent who is also a book lover, a student, or an explorer close friend. The MemorableGift Personalized Antiqued Globe Bookends is an antiqued globe bookend that you can personalize for your mom or dad. Here, engrave your parent’s details on a solid brass plate attached to one of the bookends. Write up to two lines in pleasant Roman, Block, Script, or Old English font styles.

Key Features

  • Antiqued globe bookend with optional personalization
  • Personalization with engravings at first or both ends
  • A compact, portable size


  • Brand: MemorableGift
  • Dimensions: 7 ¼” H x 14 ½” W x 4 ¾” D
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Wooden
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Antiqued Globes
  • Colour: Brown

17. Cubisme Bookend

Cubisme Bookend

When searching for a functional bookend with a luxurious appeal, you can never go wrong with the Cubisme Bookend. Retailing as a single bookend or a set of 2, get this timeless artwork to hold your most-loved novels at your bedside table, home library, or entryway display. The bookends use textured earthenware made to last a lifetime.

Key Features

  • A geometrical block bookend with antiqued gold accents
  • Retails in a convenient luxury gift box
  • Easy to clean with a soft cloth


  • Brand: L’OBJET
  • Dimensions: 3.5 L x 3.5 W x 9 H
  • Number of Pieces: 1 or 2
  • Material: Textured Earthenware
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Cubist Art & Mayan Carving
  • Colour: Black

18. Steampunk Octopus Resin Decorative Bookends

Steampunk Octopus Resin Decorative Bookends

Here is a steampunk-styled single bookend for your bookshelf or tabletop display. A stranded octopus is hanging onto and overshadowing the steampunk, a characteristic of the speculative horror fiction of the 19th century. And, gold, black, and copper accents bring out all the tiny details into perspective. This decorative bookend is a perfect gift for anyone who loves the steampunk era.

Key Features

  • Steampunk Octopus single bookend 
  • Hand-painted accents & a metallic bronze finish
  • Durable cold casting technique


  • Brand: Veronese Design
  • Dimensions: 3.75 x 4.5 x 8 inches
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Material: Polyresin/Cold Cast Resin
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Steampunk Octopus
  • Colour: Bronze

19. Game of Thrones – The Iron Throne

Game of Thrones - The Iron Throne

Game of Thrones – The Iron Throne is a fabulous single bookend with intricate detail. Like, its base displays all the main house sigils accurately as described in George R.R. Martin’s book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’ It measures 7.5 inches from the base to the top and will fit other funky figurines. Use the replica as your Harry Potter collectible. Or, buy it as a go-away present for a work colleague who is a GOT fan. The single bookend is sturdy and heavyweight, supporting several hardcover books, CDs, and video games. Still, you may use it as an elegant display for your other collectibles.

Key Features

  • A handcrafted and painted iron throne single bookend 
  • Durable hard injected mould 
  • The sculpture stands 7.5 inches high
  • Is exact prop replica of the Iron Throne


  • Brand: The Noble Collection 
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 9.45 x 4.13 inches
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Material: Polyresin
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Game of Thrones 
  • Colour: Resin

20. Edison Bookend Lamp

Edison Bookend Lamp

Now, if you need a reading lamp and an organized bookshelf for your compact reading space, get the UrbanEdison Bookend Lamp to cater for both purposes. It is a handcrafted bookend and an industrial lamp with a full range of dimming options to warm your room when relaxing. Use this bookend in your living room. Its unique heating element and warm glow will be a conversation starter in a family get-together.

Key Features

  • Handcrafted industrial lamp bookend
  • Full set of dimming options
  • Easily accessible replacement lamps
  • Convenient 8 feet cord length
  • 40w/60w Edison bulb, four-socket variations


  • Brand: UrbanEdison
  • Dimensions:  
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Steel Pipe, Brass or Silver Sockets, Wood Finishing
  • Style: Book Stopper 
  • Theme: Industrial Lamp/Steampunk Light
  • Colour: Socket – Silver, Antique, Brass Dimmer, Silver Dimmer; Wood – Rustic Oak, Red Mahogany, Weathered

21. Heavy Duty Concrete Triangle Bookend

Heavy Duty Concrete Triangle Bookend

There are at least three ways to use the YouConcreteMeShop Heavy Duty Concrete Triangle Bookend to organize books. You can use one or two blocks as book stoppers, creating a full or half hill of books. Second, you can stack all the triangles and use the symmetrical edges to achieve a creative display. Or, you can have four of the triangles form a solid base for your books and then have the remaining two concrete triangles set out at the top. Indeed, these bookends will spark your creativity to come up with unique storage space for your books.

Key Features

  • Six handmade concrete triangle bookends
  • Mix and match colours to create a unique storage space
  • A carefree appeal, ideal for open spaces


  • Brand: YouConcreteMeShop
  • Dimensions: 7.5” x 4” x 4” 
  • Number of Pieces: 6
  • Material: Concrete, Cement, Beton
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Concrete Triangles
  • Colour: Natural Grey, White, Blush Pink, Charcoal, Marbled

22. GreyWoodsCo Mountain Bookends

GreyWoodsCo Mountain Bookends

When you want a rustic and rocky mountain display surrounding your books, get the GreyWoodsCo Mountain Bookends. It is a set of hand-painted wooden mountain blocks with classic snowy white mountain peaks. They will hold your heavy books in place and create a calm ambiance in your home. Then, choose any of the 13 versatile colour stains and have your bookend made to order in the shortest time possible.

Key Features

  • Unique handmade rocky mountain bookends
  • Made to order, hand painted white peaks
  • Use matte wax as a seal


  • Brand: GreyWoodsCo
  • Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 1.5″
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Wood, Stain, White Paint, Wood Glue, Nails
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Mountain Woodland
  • Colour: Natural, Weathered Oak, Ispwich Pine, Colonial America, Provincial, Dark Walnut, Ebony (Black), Sedona (Red), Rose (Pink), Classic Grey, Worn Navy, Aqua, Calm Green

23. Concrete Ampersand Bookend

Concrete Ampersand Bookend

This Concrete Ampersand is a gorgeous-looking, low-maintenance ampersand bookend comprising concrete and cement blocks in versatile colours. This freestanding bookend has a stable weight to support your books while accentuating your nearby décor. More so, the slate coasters have a slight sheen and a soft wooden bottom.

Key Features

  • Handcrafted freestanding ampersand bookends
  • Accentuates your existing décor
  • Each piece has a protective seal against dirt and scratches
  • Easy to clean using a damp cloth


  • Brand: 3LDCustomDesigns
  • Dimensions: 4.4″ H x 1″ W x 4″ L
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Material: Cement, Natural Cork, Concrete, Acrylic Sealant, Pigment
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Ampersand
  • Colour: Black, Universe, Desert Tan, Earth, Redwood, Straw, White

24. Pushing/Sitting Astronaut Space Themed Bookends

Pushing/Sitting Astronaut Space Themed Bookends

Finally, the CreativeWorkSpace Pushing/Sitting Astronaut Space Themed Bookends uses the iconic astronaut standing or sitting figure to hold your books on a desk, shelf, or table. It is the go-to storage solution for a kids’ room or anyone who has a passion for creativity. Here, expect an antique décor that sparks creativity and originality in science and space. Likewise, it helps tidy the room by keeping all books organized in one spot.

Key Features

  • Handmade astronaut space-themed bookends
  • Adds a personal touch to your study desk
  • Stable as a single or set of 2 bookends


  • Brand: CreativeWorkSpace
  • Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 19 cm for Pushing Astronauts; 11.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm for Sitting Astronauts
  • Number of Pieces: 2
  • Material: Resin
  • Style: Book Stopper
  • Theme: Pushing Astronauts, Sitting Astronauts
  • Colour: Gold, Silver

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