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.

Seating & Tables

Every library needs seating of some description. Whether it’s soft seating to encourage children to slow down and linger over the books or more formal seating for study groups, getting it right is essential in ensuring your library really works for you.

Soft seating for reading for pleasure

At BookSpace we understand the practical requirements for seating and tables in a busy school library but that doesn’t mean we think it should be boring. We have created a collection of soft seating which unrivalled – from Bean Bags to Toadstools and from our ever-popular Storage Seats to Button Seats, each of which has been designed to entice children to relax and enjoy reading. See our full range here.

Study tables and chairs

For one-to-one or guided reading sessions, it’s helpful to have a table and more formal study chairs. Our Study Tables and chairs are available in 10 different contemporary colours to match your library design and two different heights so you can be sure they are appropriate for the children you’re working with. We’re always looking for imaginative ways to add fun into your school library and our Storytelling Table is just one example. It’s a fabulous addition for any library space. Available in two different heights for different ages, it features a forest scene design on the table top which can be used like a story starter for creative writing.

Built-in seating

We recognise that in a school environment space is limited so we also offer a range of free-standing furniture pieces which combine not only book display but seating too. Take a look at our best-selling Reading Nook and Reading Hideaway units which have been cleverly designed with built-in seating and book display and result in an amazing centrepiece which draws children into the space.

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.


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