Shelves only used for displaying favorite titles? Not quite. Although a true gift for bibliophiles, it turns out your bookcase is the ultimate home essential you never thought you needed for everything else in your life. Be it a purchase from Ikea
or custom made, your beloved shelving unit definitely shouldn’t only be used to house your literary collection. Concealing office supplies, displaying inspired blooms, and divvying up floor space are just a few less-frequented ways we like to put our bookshelves to use. Read on for our other favorite hacks.