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Anthracite Sapien Bookshelf

  • Dark Grey Sapien Bookcase
  • Dark Grey Sapien Bookcase
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Anthracite Sapien Bookshelf
$148.50/ea.

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Our Italian-designed and manufactured Sapien Bookshelf turns traditional library storage on end. Ten shelves hold stacks of books horizontally to occupy a minimum of floor space. When fully loaded, the bookshelf virtually disappears behind the books for the ultimate expression of minimalism. It's artistic organization at its best!

  • All-steel construction
  • Weighted base for stability
  • Original Italian design by Bruno Rainaldi
  • The fixed shelves are 5-1/4" apart
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Dimensions

  • Width: 13.75"
  • Length: 13.75"
  • Height: 60"

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 72 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great design Most beautiful, functional, simple design. Bought for my teen daughter to organize all her books without taking up a lot of space. Base and spine are high quality heavy duty metal, sturdy. Only had two screws to secure everything. Amazing! May 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding! The beauty of this brilliant design is in the amount of books that it holds in such a small space. It is sculptural and striking, It is a tad awkward to assemble, since both the base and the pedestal are heavy and must be aligned exactly, but an assistant or a workbench will make it easy. Even without either of these, it is manageable, even to the assembly-challenged. The ten shelves simply tilt in, so no problems there. Highly recommended! April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pricey But Perfect! The Sapien Bookcase costs more than I would like, but it really is attractive, efficient, and useful. It takes up very little space, yet allows me to easily organize and locate different types of documents / books / magazines / etc. At the moment, it is right next to my desk to organize the various things I am working on - paying bills, handling correspondence, working on volunteer boards stuff, and family items. It's useful for presorting my filing, too. I am thinking of getting a white one for my walk-in closet. I could stack several glass top watch and jewelry boxes, one on each 'platform'. Then I'd have the ability to see what is in each one and grab the box I wanted at the time. February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect We used this to showcase special, hardbound/library edition books in an artful way. It was easy to put together. A perfect, funky solution that takes up little space. January 31, 2016
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Can a large coffee table book fit on the shelf?

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I have a few large coffee table books. The size is 10" x 13" weighing 5 pounds. Will it support these books securely on the shelves or will the bookcase be wobbly?
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In most cases, our Sapien Bookcase is best for small to medium size books, the largest books being placed nearest the bottom for stability. The shelves are 7-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" deep and can support up to 20 pounds apiece.
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The Sapien Bookcase weighs 31 lbs.
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Is the height/distance between shelves adjustable? If so, what's the range?

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Shelves are 5 1/2" deep by 7 1/2" wide. There are two slots (where you hook the shelf in) every 5 1/2". The case comes with 10 shelves. You can also put books on the base under the bottom shelf. I am currently using only 5 shelves for jewelry containers and a mirror. It's a fun space saving item.
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These shelves are not adjustable. Thanks!
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do you carry it higher? I know there is one of 79.5"

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what are the exact measurement of the base.
do you carry it in store?
do you make any discount if I buy 2 of them?
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This Sapien Bookcase has a 13-3/4" square base and stands 60" high. We offer this size only in the Dark Grey or White finish. And, yes, they can be purchased in-store.
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The one that I purchased online is about 59" tall. I never saw any taller ones. The base is 14" x 14". I don't believe they give discounts on anything. You could always call them and ask. And the item is black. I guess a black could be called a dark grey.
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I'd like to mount 3-4 of them on the wall in the upstairs hallway for a little library - having them free standing could cause trouble for cleaning.
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This isn't made to mount on the wall. The metal piece is very heavy.
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Unfortunately, this bookcase can not be wall mounted.
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This product comes with a bunch of small (about 1 inch long) black plastic pieces. How are these used in the assembly of the shelves? The printed instructions do not mention or picture them at all. And there doesn't seem to be a logical place to put them. I wonder if they are simply for protecting the corners of the shelves while in transit? Please advise. Thanks.
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You are correct. The black pieces are included in the box simply for packaging purposes, and they are not required for assembly. They can be thrown away after the shelf is put together.
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Toss 'em. Not needed.
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We have some very heavy books.
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This bookcase will support up to 20 lbs. per shelf.
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The overall height of the book shelf is 60 inches high unloaded.
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