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Umbra Conceal Book Shelves

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$12.99/ea. - $14.99/ea.

Make your book collection appear as if it's floating on air with the ingenious Conceal Book Shelf by Umbra. It works brilliantly - once the L-shaped shelf is mounted to the wall, place one of your hardcover books on the specially designed clip of the shelf - this serves as the base. (Click on the image to see the bracket with a book as the base.) Then, just stack your favorite titles on top for incredibly efficient storage. Shop all Umbra.

  • The original (shown) accommodates up to 15 pounds with a maximum stacking height of 16" when mounted according to the enclosed directions
  • The Large accommodates up to 20 pounds of books up to 10" wide when mounted according to the enclosed directions

Umbra Small Conceal Book Shelf Silver
  • SKU#: 10034306
  • 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" h
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Umbra Conceal Book Shelf Silver
  • SKU#: 10042351
  • 7" x 6-1/2" x 5-1/2" h
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$12.99/ea. - $14.99/ea.


  • 7" x 6-1/2" x 5-1/2" h


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Umbra Conceal Book Shelves is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adds a unique look to a room! So easy to setup & use. It adds a unique look to a room. It is a nice way to highlight books without having a whole bookshelf in a room. The more floor space the better for my boy to run around!
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cool I saw these floating bookshelves on an interior design website and was so excited to see that the Container Store had them. It looks amazing with the books just floating there, and let's not even get into the space-saving aspect of them. I live in an apartment so not having to have a big, clunky book shelf is ideal for me. Do yourself a favor and get more than one! They are easy to install and they hold a fair amount of books. I can't begin to tell you how ultra-cool they look!
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! These shelves are perfect for any small or large space you may have. They are easy to mount yourself and can hold a good number of books. They're extremely sturdy and look great!
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Practical and fun! These shelves add a whimsical look and additional storage for areas with little floor space. They work perfectly for both paper back and textbooks. I love how the lip on the bottom of the shelf holds the cover in place.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I hate bookshelves! I love books! These shelves worked out for me because they make a really cute way of storing books. I hate looking at huge bookshelves in my living room, but with the amount of books I own/read, I can't hide them all in my office. With these shelves I can split the difference, keep my cutest hardcovers where I can show them off, and it's all hidden. I get a lot of compliments on these shelves.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Purchasing! I am an avid book reader and have way too many books to store. This product allowed me to showcase my collection in a unique way and also allowed me to utilize a wall space that was not very large. I love the way the shelves make the books appear to be floating, causing many family and friends to become awed at how the books are on the wall! Not only do they look amazing but they are able to hold a lot of weight. I am very satisfied with my purchase and I would suggest this product to anyone and everyone. I currently have four but am considering purchasing more!
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Original Concept I bought these innovative book shelves for a friend. They are sturdy and an interesting touch to a room's decor.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My reading nook special I love the usefullness of all the things I pick up at the container store, but this shelf is by far my favorite. I have a few of these in my reading nook corner at home and love how unique my area looks.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact Storage The shelves are great for displaying as well as book storage! Especially in tight little /narrow spaces. I just personally have found it difficult to find the perfect size book cover that will stay in the secret hidden cover holder that gives it that illusion of floating. I would recommend ! I bought 3. They currently hold 30 books, no problem.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nifty! This is a clever way to store books. Friends do a double take!
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from coolest bookshelf ever! these bookshelves are genius! we purchased a couple to see how they work and if they would fit some small spaces on our wall and LOVED THEM, so we purchased a couple more. definitely would recommend these to anyone
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the coolest things ever! I always wanted one and randomly decided to buy a couple when I was at the container store. They were easy to put up and they look great. We get so many compliments from people when they come into the apartment. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Design, Great Product! Bought a couple of these a few years ago and went back last week for more. I'm not a fix-it gal, but mounting these and ensuring stability was a breeze. Great look and affordable. I tried making my own, but these are much sleeker and "invisible" that anything I've see DIY. Highly recommended
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Look Ma, no hands! Yes these do make the books look like they're floating, but they don't hold a lot of weight before looking like it's sloping and you basically can't use the bottom book because that's the base for the rest. Still, it's kinda cool.
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "It's Magic" I LOVE these! I have them in my livingroom and whenever anyone comes over they ask me how they stay up and I always say "It's magic." But of course, I have to show them and they all love it. Friends have posted these on Pinterest and I have to comment to tell them to get them because they really are a conversation piece. Not to mention the look is so light without the chunky bookshelf there!
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem Solver These bookshelves solved my problem of not wanting bulky shelves or a bookcase to display my books. The installation took 5 minutes per shelf and I have a clean but interesting arrangement for my favorite hardcovers. Will definitely buy more in the future.
Date published: 2012-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Envy All my friends love this shelf and think it is so cool.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy, solid, work as advertised Sturdy and solid, these shelves easily hold 4-5 heavy hardcovers. They're virtually invisible and hold the bottom-most book in place for the "floating" look.
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love These Book Shelves!! I've had a set of these book shelves for about 6 years now and they are still holding up great! I've gotten so many comments from people wondering how the books are kept on the wall. Love these shelves and will be getting more in the future!
Date published: 2012-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Umbra book holder We had a specific need for a small type shelf to hold a tissue box in our small bathroom. There was a curved wall which was the only place we could do this. The item worked out perfectly! Now we can access our tissue box which was sitting on a multi teir towel holder.Great solution, and believe me I looke for something unobstrusive.
Date published: 2012-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This is a great way to hang books on the wall without the bulky shelves that people usually use. You can't even see the shelf once hung and books in place. Great product.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for small rooms~ In small spaces, you need to go vertical. The shelf is great in tight spaces like the narrow wall space between a window frame and sliding closet door. Have given them as gifts to other space-challenged homeowners.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I loveloveLOVE these shelves! I bought two and they're so fabulous I will be buying many more for sure!
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Option for Small Spaces! I used these bookshelves in a dorm room where I had no bookcase and little room. They were super easy to install and uninstall. Held really heavy textbooks and never wobbled or fell. Incredibly sturdy. Plus, it lent a really cool air to the room.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has Potential, Not for Cookbooks I got two of these in Large for storing cookbooks. Even though the books were the recommended dimensions & weight, the shelves seemed very unsteady. We ended up adding reinforcing brackets, which pretty much defeated the purpose of the 'concealed' look. I will probably be moving them for use in another area of the house.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Unique & Functional! I bought 2 of these a couple of years ago for my last home and displayed the spines of some of my favorite books. Now, in my new home, I'm contemplating buying more for a whole gallery wall in our office. SOOO fun!
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Problem Solved I am a bibliophile. One of the main problems when I move is how to find enough space to store my books. The Conceal Book Shelves solved that problem for me. I installed them in the window seat area in my bedroom, giving me book storage in a space that would otherwise have been unused. Hurrah!
Date published: 2011-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multiple use Although these are supposed to be book shelves, I bought them to use as speaker shelves. They work great! You could also use them for a single vase. Very nice and sturdy product. Good buy.
Date published: 2011-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shelving We purchased these floating shelves for our daughter for Christmas. She absolutely loves them! Her books look amazing displayed on her wall. We are extremely happy with how they work as well as their look.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make guests wonder . . . . . . just how you got those books to float on your wall. The book shelf is completely concealed and it makes for such a unique look to your book storage. I bought some for my neice who lived in a very small apartment then I just had to get a couple for myself. I love them and will need to go back for more.
Date published: 2011-01-27
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Community Q&A

Could these be used to hold small boxes, or are they best for books?

I'm thinking about using them to hold little containers of things like garlic and ginger in my kitchen window. Do you think that would work, or would they tip over?
Asked by: iLikeContainers
We only recommend our Conceal Book Shelves for the storage and display of books.
Answered by: larose
Date published: 2015-12-24
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