What makes a BookSpace library so special?

At BookSpace we live and breathe primary school libraries. We take time to understand children and their reading psychology – the fears and pleasures associated with reading and the motivators that encourage children to pick up a book and read.

We have fed all of this thinking into our product design to ensure all of furniture is not only practical and functional but is also innovative and generates lots of excitement around the reading experience. Browse through these pages to discover why our shelving system is the most flexible on the market and check out our Special Reading Features to see how you can create a buzz around books and reading.

Clever Shelving Systems

BookSpace shelving has been designed to showcase books in the best way to encourage children to reach out, pick up a book and start their journey as life-long readers.

Different heights for different ages

Three heights, each carefully designed to meet the needs of children of all ages.

970mm – Great for Foundation and KS1.

1230mm – Perfect for KS2 mid-floor spaces.

1580mm – Ideal for KS2 wall configurations.

Unique reversible shelving system

We don’t offer a one-size fits-all approach. Instead we have a clever reversible shelving system that allows you to create small shelves for small format books and large shelving for larger format books. We also offer both face-out and spine-out shelving as it’s important to have some face-out display to attract pupils to the books balanced with spine-out shelving for capacity.

Your BookSpace shelving is made up of two types of shelves, Face-out shelves and Reversible spine-out shelves.

Design Service

Our Library-in-One-Go service is second to none; after listening to your requirements our expert designers will create a number of different layout options and inspirational 3D visuals for you to peruse. All of which is free and with no obligation.

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Design Service

Our Library-in-Phases service provides you with the same quality service you’d expect from BookSpace including a free design service but instead of your library being delivered and installed in one go, you have the ability to break the overall design down into smaller more manageable stages.

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Case Studies

You don’t need to take our word for it, have a look at what our customers say about the school library designs we have created.

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Get ideas & inspiration for your library design and see how our range of library furniture can be used to create beautiful reading spaces.

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