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Traditional Wood Bookcases with Doors

Barrister bookcases were originally designed to be portable book carrying cases. The intent was to facilitate the frequent office changes of Victorian-era British lawyers, also known as barristers. These wood office bookcases were made so that each shelf could be removed with the books still shelved, eliminating the need to pack books into a box and then unpack after moving the unit. The bookshelves are contained within a cabinet-style exterior. Read More

Today's barrister bookcases are usually made of wood, but most don't include removable shelves, making them simply bookcases with doors. The idea behind wood bookcases with cabinet design is an aesthetic sophistication combined with the protective element the doors provide. For wood bookcases that do feature the removable shelf design, look to brands like DMi Furniture and Homelegance.

Bookcases with doors come in a variety of styles and finishes. You can recreate the look and feel of a historic Victorian library using finishes like cherry, chocolate or oak. For more modern homes, choose black or white bookcases.


Barrister Bookcases as Curio Cabinets

Wood bookcases with doors are also an ideal method of showcasing artwork and collectibles. Although curio cabinets are a more traditional choice for displaying personal treasures at home, browsing bookcases with doors is an option that will expand your selection. You may find you prefer the look of bookshelves inside a cabinet, particularly if you'd like to display a combination of your favorite collectibles with your finest hardcover books.

Browse all our many practical and highly versatile bookcases and other office furniture. You'll find bookcases for your living room, den, bedroom, basement or any area of your home you need extra storage. Brands like Ameriwood, DMi Furniture, Homelegance, Riverside Furniture, Wayborn and Wynwood bring you an array of bookcase designs including models with doors. Our discount prices and free shipping on most items makes it easy and affordable to get organized in style.

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Pulaski Two Front Doors Bookcase Curio in Bennet

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Pulaski Two Front Doors Bookcase Curio in Bennet 68"H x 45"W x 18"D   421520

Riverside Furniture Bristol Court Sliding Door Bookcase in Cognac Cherry

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Riverside Furniture Bristol Court Sliding Door Bookcase in Cognac Cherry 68"H x 46"W x 18"D   388448

Riverside Furniture Allegro Sliding Door Bookcase in Rubbed Black

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Riverside Furniture Allegro Sliding Door Bookcase in Rubbed Black 76.5"H x 54"W x 17.75"D   388594

Butler Specialty Masterpiece Bookcase Console in Midnight Rose

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Butler Specialty Masterpiece Bookcase Console in Midnight Rose 28"H x 44"W x 12"D   449376

Riverside Furniture Craftsman Home Door Bookcase in Americana Oak

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Riverside Furniture Craftsman Home Door Bookcase in Americana Oak 60"H x 48"W x 15"D   388455

Riverside Furniture Coventry Two Tone Bookcase in Dover White

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Riverside Furniture Coventry Two Tone Bookcase in Dover White 66"H x 42"W x 18"D   388497

DMi Rue de Lyon Four Door Barrister Bookcase

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DMi Rue de Lyon Four Door Barrister Bookcase 71.5"H x 42"W x 15.75"D   213518

DMi Antigua Four Door Barrister Bookcase

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DMi Antigua Four Door Barrister Bookcase 72"H x 42"W x 16"D   213254

DMi Del Mar Barrister Bookcase

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DMi Del Mar Barrister Bookcase 48"H x 36"W x 16"D   209907

Riverside Furniture Coventry Sliding Door Bookcase in Weathered Driftwood

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Riverside Furniture Coventry Sliding Door Bookcase in Weathered Driftwood 66"H x 18"W x 42"D   388468

Magnussen H2596 Adler Door Bookcase

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Magnussen H2596 Adler Door Bookcase 80"H x 40"W x 18"D   502954



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Prepac MDL-3248 Maple 4 Shelf 48" Sonoma Bookcase


 
 

bookshelves were bought for son's room. He liked the fact that he could position the shelves. The shelves accomadated his colle ...    Read more
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Bush Furniture Universal 30"H 2 Shelf Wood Bookcase in Vogue Cherry


 
 

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