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Story Bookcase

Designed by Afteroom for Design Within Reach

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Item Number: 100087337
$295.00
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We want you to be delighted with your new purchase. If you need to make a return, we're here to help. Please review your item(s) upon delivery. If there is an issue with your order, contact your local DWR Studio or our customer service team at 800.944.2233  or service@dwr.com within three (3) days of receipt. If you receive a damaged, defective, or incorrect item, we’ll make it right.

 

We have a few things to keep in mind during the return process:

 

- Returns must be received in original condition within 30 days of receipt.

- Shipping charges are non-refundable. You will be responsible for outbound and return shipping and delivery charges.

- Returns are accepted only at our warehouse—not at DWR Studios, DWR Outlets, or company headquarters.

- Your refund will be reduced by a restocking charge equal to 10% of the purchase price (accessories, bedding, Sonno mattresses*, and towels are exempt).

- Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit back to the original account.

- Check and cash payments will be returned via a refund check or DWR Merchandise Credit.

- Be sure to retain the original packing materials, receipt, and all merchandise tags for returns. 

 

What can’t you return or exchange?

 

- Custom or special order furniture.

- Floor samples and items purchased from DWR Outlets and eBay.

 

 

What if I need to cancel my order?

 

We can accept cancellation of your order for items that have not yet shipped or are on backorder. In-stock items normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed.  Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. 

 

- If you order by credit card, your card will be charged as each item is shipped.

- Custom and special order items cannot be canceled.

 

 

What about the 100-Night Sonno® Mattress* Sleep Trial?

 

Try Sonno risk-free for up to 100 nights (with a minimum of 30). If you decide to return the mattress, contact your local DWR Studio or call 800.944.2233 for a refund and free pickup. 

 

- One sleep trial per household annually. 

- Delivery fees nonrefundable.

 

 

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All items purchased from Design Within Reach are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. If your order is placed with a purchase order, the shipping term of FOB DWR shipping dock will supersede any shipping terms in your purchase order.

 

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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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Beautiful and Fun
Great design for family of all ages allowing anyone to reach their material
May 19, 2020
great design
very easy to assemble, took me only 10 mins to complete, only need a little help while attaching the metal pole to the base plate, the tomato color is just like in the pictures
May 17, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
looks great, had some issues
First off, my book case arrived without the center pole. A call to customer service and I had a replacement within a week, even during Covid. Then, I had issues during assembly because the top and bottom of the pole were mislabeled. (Trust me, it matters.) Once I finally got it assembled, it looks great. Last point -- it is pretty stable but the addition of a washer with the base screw would probably eliminate the little bit of wobble.
May 10, 2020
Couldn’t be happier
So simple and sweet, the best way to elevate a room.
May 9, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Fill it up ^|
I’m trying to think of an excuse to get the tomato. Two of my grandchildren each have a black, I went for the tall white in small bedroom. Love it. The 7 lbs limit is not a problem; I was pleased smaller art books sit well back on shelf, not sticking out or tipping. Librarians are always figuring in horizontal shelf footage how much is needed for expanding collections, this has such a small footprint for its capacity.
May 7, 2020
Story Pole
This story pole book case is spectacular! It’s beautiful takes up a minimum of space and holds 50+ books
May 4, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
This is goood
Bla bla bla
May 1, 2020
LOVE!
Great quality
April 30, 2020
LOVE!
I'm so in love with my tall tomato Story Bookcase that I just ordered a second one!
April 28, 2020
Story Bookcase Love
I own two of these shelves. They are very well made and sturdy. Best of all, they are attractive and modern and show off my beautiful books.
April 15, 2020
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.
How many books does the tall story book shelf hold?
Lynda N on Jan 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lynda,

There is no set limit on the amount of books the Tall Story Bookcase can hold, each shelf has a weight capacity of 7 pounds. Depending on the size and weight of the books desired that would effect the amount of books the whole case can properly hold, we would encourage you to stop by one of our Design Within Reach studios (dwr.com/stores?lang=en_US) to see if it's the right fit for you!
How many shelves are on the short version? How shelves are on the tall version?
Sam E on Apr 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sam,

There are 9 shelves included on the short version of the Story Bookcase, and 11 shelves included on the large variation.
Is it easy to put together? Does it require special tools? I just purchased the Short.
Pamela M on Mar 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Pamela,

Yes, the Story Bookcase setup is very simple! All tools are provided within the shipment, as well as detailed assembly instructions.
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).
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.
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.
Are replacement shelves available? Movers lost some of ours.
Joyce F on May 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Joyce,

For any replacement shelves on the Story Bookcase, we recommend that you please contact our knowledgeable client care team at 800.944.2233 and press 2, or email service@dwr.com so they can assist you further.
Hi, for the short one - what's the size of h/w/d of shipping box? And its weight including box?
Daisy S on Mar 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Daisy,

The shipping dimensions on the Story Bookcase are as follows, W 18" H 5" D 83" - weight 48 pounds.
Hi! The photo with the plants - is there an attachment or are the plant pots sold separately to attach to the book shelf? Trying to figure this out but I can’t zoom in! Thank you! It’s photo #26 of 36
Nicole B on Feb 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Nicole,

Yes, the Planter Bowls are sold separately and can be added onto the Story Bookcase, (https://www.dwr.com/accessories-vases-indoor-planters/story-planter-bowl/2516941.html?lang=en_US).
Can I orient all the shelves to the side so the front of the base platform can slide under my bed?
Lori C on Feb 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lori,

With the Story Bookcase you are free to arrange the shelves to your own liking, we would not recommend shifting all the shelves in the opposite direction of the base as this would increase the likelihood of tipping. Included within the shipment is a safety strap and mounting hardware which will help to stop the bookcase from falling, the weight limit per shelf is 7 pounds.
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.
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"

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