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Story Bookcase

Designed by Afteroom for Design Within Reach

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Item Number: 100131940
$345.00 $293.25
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DWR Exclusive A real page-turner.

Fascinated by how spaces transform over time, Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei invented the word Afteroom to name their Stockholm studio. “We simply want to create things people won’t get rid of,” says Chen-Yen. In creating the Story Bookcase (2017), they brought a new twist to Sapien-style vertical book storage by allowing the user to position the shelves facing forward or to the side. By holding texts horizontally in a vertical stack, Story holds dozens of books in a very compact footprint. “It was not an easy task, though it appears really simple,” says Hung-Ming. “We hope people see it as a quiet, functional sculpture.” All-metal construction and a heavy weighted base provide strength and stability. Made in Taiwan.



Create a forest of book trees.

Mix and match the two heights to create a library unlike any other. Weight limit per shelf: 7 pounds. Ships in two boxes for easy handling. Simple assembly required; wall anchoring hardware and safety strap included.

  • Space-saving compact footprint saves valuable room.
  • Holds books horizontally in a vertical stack.
  • Also great for holding towels or displaying collectibles.
  • Shelves can be rotated to the front or side.

Designer

Afteroom
Afteroom

Founded 2011 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Afteroom is the creation of wife-and-husband design team Chen-Yen Wei and Hung-Ming Chen.


Wei grew up in Taipei City, Taiwan, the daughter of insurance clerks. With the family based in a crowded city, her parents “tried their best to give us more contact with nature,” she says, “and I’ve appreciated beautiful things ever since.” Wei graduated from National Taipei College of Business, ...

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Dimensions

Short: H 62.5" W 15.75" D 15.75" Tall: H 75.5" W 15.75" D 15.75" Each shelf measures 9.5" wide and 8" deep.

Materials

Galvanized steel column with powder-coated aluminum sleeves; powder-coated steel shelves and base; felt floor glides.

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IT IS FINE
IT IS VERY CONVINIENT
December 6, 2019
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1 month ago
Easy to build and met expectations
November 26, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Tower bookcase
Love it, sturdy , functional and nice looking!
November 26, 2019
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1 month ago
A great buy
looks elegant, colorful, and takes up just a corner
November 25, 2019
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1 month ago
Excellent!
For book lovers a great place to organize books anywhere in your home!
November 25, 2019
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1 month ago
Just great
November 24, 2019
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2 months ago
This is perfect!! Sturdy and super well built. Easy to put together and brightens up our apartment so much while not taking up a lot of space. We LOVE this purchase!
November 18, 2019
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1 month ago
Great Story Bookcase
Love the look and convenience. So far my three friends that have seen it have also bought one.
I have mine filled with all my cookbooks in my kitchen.
November 17, 2019
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2 months ago
Love it!
This bookshelf is so cute and very sturdy. Fit all my needs
November 10, 2019
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2 months ago
Beautiful Addition...
Love the clean lines and look of this bookcase. Incredibly sturdy as well but can ding easily when assembling.
November 10, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago

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Is there a weight limit on book sizes?
Mary M on Nov 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mary,

On the Story Bookcase we recommend a weight limit of 7 pounds per shelf.
When will it be shipped to CT?
Uta S on Nov 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Uta,

We would need more information before taking the next steps with this, we recommend that you please contact our knowledgeable sales/service team at 800.944.2233 or email service@dwr.com so they can assist you further.
you can send it to St thomas VI ?
Beatriz V on Nov 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Beatriz,

We would need more information before taking the next steps with this, we recommend that you please contact our knowledgeable sales team at 800.944.2233 or email salesandservice@dwr.com so they can assist you further.
Is the strap required? Or can it be stable on its own?
Mary F on Nov 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The strap that is included in our Story Bookcase is only for precautionary measures, the heavy weighted base provides strength and stability for the tower to stand on it's own. We recommend staying within the 7 pound weight limit for the shelves in order to avoid any weight disbursement issues.
Hi is this available to look at in your stores?
M B on Nov 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Story Bookcase is available to look at in many of our retail stores and studios, I would recommend giving the store a call before arriving to check availability.
Can this be assembled without using all of the shelves, i.e. if I want more distance in between each shelf? Also, I see someone referenced a minimum distance from the wall required - what is the minimum distance required? Thanks
CC+DWR on Nov 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Story Bookcase can be assembled without utilizing all of the shelves. The back edge of the base to back of column is approximately 4", and the back edge of the base to the front of the column is 5.5". If the bookcase is placed with the base against the wall, books would be 5.5" away from the wall (and the back of the column would be approximately 4" from the wall).
What size is the tall bookcase when boxed for shipping?
Josie H on Oct 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Josie,

Both sizes of Story Bookcase come in two boxes. The first box contains the base, column sleeves, shelves, and hardware, and the second box has the long internal column. The box containing the long internal column for the tall version is approximately 76" x 2" x 2"
How do you secure this shelf so it doesn't fall. Its for a toddler's bedroom so want to ensure it is safe? Thank you.
Stephanie on Oct 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Stephanie,

Included with the Story Bookcase is a safety strap and wall mounting hardware to secure the bookcase to the wall, we also recommend sticking to the 7 pound weight limit per shelf to eliminate any tipping risks.

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