When finding the ten best cheap bookshelves, I had a few criteria:

This is one of the simpler cheap bookshelves on the list, but it’s a great price ($60) and has rave reviews. Easy peasy.

Sauder Multimedia Storage Tower, Cinnamon Cherry

$59.99
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  • And then… well, we look at the price of those fancier bookshelves, take a deep breath, and redirect our attention towards some cheaper bookshelves that, ya know, actually still look pretty nice and do the job.

    Another note, these cheap bookshelves are not as cheap (read: free) as they could be. Yes, you can find some stinkin’ cute DIY bookshelf ideas made out of ladders and sawhorses and the like, but I’m simply not that crafty, nor do I have the time or care. I want my books to have a home. Done.

  • Cheap bookshelves from Target can be super hit-or-miss. The Carson models, however, seem to stand up to a big book collection over a long period of time. The standard one comes in at $130.

    As book lovers, we don’t lust after cheap bookshelves. When thinking about our private libraries and how to best display our treasured books, we all dream of something like this, right?

  • As book lovers, we don’t lust after cheap bookshelves. When thinking about our private libraries and how to best display our treasured books, we all dream of something like this, right?

New entertainment center from a cheap IKEA bookshelf

So now that you have finally decided to get those books a place of their own, all that is needed is to check out the wide range of choices for a cheap bookshelf. Now comes the tough part. Let this article be your guide in choosing between one of the many storage solutions, heading off to the stores to search for a cheap shelf, or getting ideas for building a shelf yourself. Having lots of choices is good especially when there are so many great products from which to choose. Just be sure to do the research to find the best affordable shelf. Bookshelves are no longer limited to books and other forms of literature. You can now use them as display and storage furniture.