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Invisible Floating Bookshelf (Large)

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Overview

Talk about magic — how about a stack of books clinging to the wall with nothing to support them! The secret is the ingenious Invisible Floating Bookshelf, which does its job in the most minimal sense possible. The 5.25" x 6.6" x 7" powder-coated steel unit invisibly grips the cover of a single book (maximum book depth is 10"), which in turn can serve as the base for stacking up to 20 pounds of reading material. This is the perfect solution when you're strapped for space but need to keep your reading material ...
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Overview

Talk about magic — how about a stack of books clinging to the wall with nothing to support them! The secret is the ingenious Invisible Floating Bookshelf, which does its job in the most minimal sense possible. The 5.25" x 6.6" x 7" powder-coated steel unit invisibly grips the cover of a single book (maximum book depth is 10"), which in turn can serve as the base for stacking up to 20 pounds of reading material. This is the perfect solution when you're strapped for space but need to keep your reading material easily accessible. Mounting hardware included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400663910
  • Manufacturer: Umbra
  • Publication date: 11/21/2011

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

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    So amazing

    Ridiculously easy to install, it's simply a metal L plate and two screws. The trick is the bottom of the L has a curve that hugs the book on the bottom of the pile so you can't even see the plate from underneath! The books just float on the wall. I fell in love the moment I put it up and promptly bought two more. I will eventually buy even more to scatter over an entire wall.<BR/>Note, the item says there is a weight limit, and true, if you pile too many books it starts to sag off the wall, but even with a weight limit you can store 5-10 different sized/weighted books.<BR/>An ingenious way to add storage space and look chic at the same time.

    29 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

    Highly recomended

    The books are like floating on the wall , very attractive. Actually holds alot of books of diffirent sizes. I loved mine so much , I got another. Easy to hang. nicly priced. Very atractive.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    Impressive!

    I was a little skeptical when I bought these shelves originally. They were inexpensive and... oddly simple, and I wasn't sure that they could actually do what they say. BUT THEY DO!! They're wonderful additions to any room, and I plan on buying more. It's especially good for people like me who are too low on wall space for traditional bookshelves. Make sure they're level though, or else it just doesn't look right :)

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2009

    great idea

    I just ordered 9 (small) shelves. The large ones are great for TEXT BOOK sized items. They look so great on the wall and hold a surprising amount of books. I didn't drill into a stud, but I did use wall anchors on some if they felt unstable. Usually just using an anchor in the top hole is good enough and a regular screw in the bottom is fine. When these nine shelves fill up (won't take too long) I'll be ordering more

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    This Size Is Not For Novels!

    I wish that the specs gave minimum sizes as well as maximum sizes. I ordered the large size, just thinking that I could display more books, and was disappointed when I realized that none of my books would fit. Well, coffee table books (and probably textbooks) would, but I wanted to show off my favorite novels. I've returned the shelves already, so I can't re-measure them, but the minimum depth of the books to display on the bottom would be somewhere around 6.25", not including the spine. That's not exact, but it's close. I got them returned and exchanged easily, and now I do love my small invisible shelves! They're perfect for what I wanted and allow me to display some of my favorite books without adding the bulk of a bookcase to my smallish living room. Highly recommended as long as you're aware of the size restrictions!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    GREAT

    Clever design. Looks great, clean and sharp looking for any room!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2009

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    Just what expected!

    Works perfect. However, it took me some time to find a hardcover book that was long enough to touch the hooks at the bottom. But once that was achieved, Amazing! Now, I'm online to order some of the smaller ones -- see if its less of a hassle.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    Wonderful combination of shelving and wall decor!

    I got one of these for my daughter who has some collectible books that she wanted to display in a special way and still have easy access to them. This shelf was a breeze to install. It looks even better than pictured - a fascinating kind of wall art and a great conversation starter. Everyone who has seen it wants one. I've decided to get a couple for myself as well!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2009

    Perfect! Exactly what I needed!

    I stumbled upon this invisible bookshelf while wandering my local Barnes & Noble. The more I looked at the shelf, the more I wanted it. I live with 4 other roommates, so space is an issue. I only had a few books I needed to store (and the pile of them on my floor was getting annoying). This bookshelf supplied me with exactly what I needed. After searching for a stud in the wall (which it needs, even though the packaging says "recommends") I nailed the bookshelf into the wall and stacked up some books. It looked great, and held all my books nicely on the wall and off the floor. As an added bonus, it had my roommates guessing as to how those books were kept on the wall. Worth the purchase just to confuse them, but this bookshelf also works great.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Awesome Shelf!

    This shelf is super easy to assemble, works very well and it really cool looking in comparison to regular book shelves! it saves space on the floor, and it is a great shelf for anyone who loves their books! Holds about 10 books (25 lbs) and I plan to get more of them soon!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

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    Love it!

    I bought myself one of these for Christmas (although I think that I got myself the medium, as it only holds 15 lbs to the 20 lbs of the large). Easy to install, quality material, it makes the books look as if they are floating in the air. Practical, well-made, and just plain cool, I am very pleased with this shelf and plan to buy a couple more!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2010

    Great Bookshelf

    I am a stay at home mom who went back to college. I put this shelf up so that my toddler couldn't get to my textbooks. I am able to hold the whole semester of books plus my notebooks to go with them on the wall without problem. I think I am going to order another for my magazines. As long as you have a full sized book on the bottom you can stack almost anything on top. I think I am going to get a small sized one too. I can even display the books that I hope that I get time to read soon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    I bought this shelf to hold my extra paperbacks. I used a larg

    I bought this shelf to hold my extra paperbacks. I used a large children's book for the base. It works great! I am buying another one, so I can spread out the paperbacks better. It holds a lot, but it is balancing precariously. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Clever idea!

    Plan to buy more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

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    These are really very ingenious. I have 3 that hold my Wheel of

    These are really very ingenious. I have 3 that hold my Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan) books, and it looks amazing.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    i bought one of these and i love it soooo much. i went back to b

    i bought one of these and i love it soooo much. i went back to but anther one but they didn't have it in stock. if you are thinking of buying one i would say yes all the way!

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