What is the difference between a Bookcase and a Bookshelf?

Suppose you love reading books or thinking of opening a library with books. To store the books you of course want a nice shelf to display it. So, a question must arise, what can be the difference between a bookcase and a bookshelf. As we know both performs the same function, both are used to keep books then what’s the difference?

Before choosing a shelf you must have to know the differences.

Here in the below, I have shown the differences. All the confusion will vanish. Just read out the article and get the differences.

Bookshelf VS Bookcase

A bookcase or bookshelf both are a piece of furniture to store books. Both are used in private homes, public and university libraries, offices, and bookstores. Just slight differences we can see.

The bookcase is the entire thing including its shelves and the sides. It is like cabinets but sometimes it doesn’t carry doors. 

They are made like a piece of furniture. It comes with numerous shelves to keep books. Its doors always coated with glass. To protect the books from dust or moisture bookcases are fitted with doors. As we know, bookstores and public libraries come with a large number of books. Some books they kept on stock also. So to keep them safe from dust and cuts bookcases are used. Bookcases are also used in private homes and offices. Those who are book lovers, they use a bookcase to keep books. And in the office to keep important files bookcases are used. These cases usually take much space. So for big spaces, these shelves are used.

A bookshelf is the only shelf where books are kept. Its front part is open. It’s like an open stand or part of a wall.

The bookshelf is made like an open shelf or sometimes comes with a mounted wall. It doesn’t carry doors. The mount shelves come with a single shelf. On it, one can place showpiece stuff to decor. Usually, bookshelves are used at home. Those who come with a small space and want to store books then bookshelves are used. One can keep showpieces with books on the shelves. The bookshelf also can be placed in a classroom for children so that they glimpse into the book and get engrossed in the study. As the shelf is designed with a small shape so it’s better to use for a small place.

Final Verdict

bookshelf

So, I have given the differences between a bookcase and a bookshelf.

It just comes with a slight difference. The bookcase is the whole furniture with a shelf and bookshelf just come with a single part. 

Both are perfect for use. Both you can use for decorating the house also.

Just keep in mind, bookshelves are better to use for small spaces rather than using bookcases.

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