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Pair of Polished Brass and Chrome Tennis Racket Bookends
Located in New York, NY
Nice set of brass and chrome tennis racket bookends. Features a brass tennis racket and ball on each. Has thin foam on bottom of each to prevent scratching furniture. 5.5" high. Grea...
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Late 20th Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Vintage Silver Jack Bookend Modern Pop Art George Nelson 1960s Design Line CA
Located in National City, CA
Bookend Vintage single silver Jack bookend accessory Modern Pop Art Style George Nelson 1960s No label, attributed to George Nelson Design Line California Measures: 4.5 tall x 5 ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Metal

Pair of Modernist Solid Marble Egg Shaped Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning pair of modernist solid marble egg shaped bookends, circa the 1980s. The pair has a sharp "Memphis Era" design, and are in very good vintage condition with no chips or crack...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Marble

Grand Tour Neoclassical Column Architecture Bookend
Located in New York, NY
A substantial grand tour neoclassical Pantheon building facade style with column architecture bookend, circa early 20th century. Dimensions: 1.63" Diameter x 7" Width x 4.75" Height ...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Bookends

Materials

Iron

Carl Auböck Pair of Bookends #3530-3
Located in New York, NY
Founded in the 19th century as a metal workshop for girdling and chasing, the traditional Carl Auböck workshop is still in its original Viennese townhouse in the 7th district. In the...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco Silvered Nude Women Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco women silvered sculpture bookends. It stil has the original sticker of the shop that sold it. Art Deco figures in silver of two women as bookends on green marble bases. ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Bookends

Materials

Marble, Metal

Blenko Pyramid Glass Bookends, Pair
Located in Bastrop, TX
Table sculpture, bookends, or eye candy. . . You decide. Beautiful handmade blenko solid glass sculpture. Rows of raised stylized pyramids adds to the element to the design. one ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Bookends

Materials

Blown Glass, Glass, Art Glass

Collection of 100 Swedish Antique Leather-Bound Books, Run for Bookshelves
Located in Atlanta, GA
An attractive collection of 100 Swedish antique leather-bound books. This set of 1920's literature books from Sweden are wrapped in leather-bound covers, comprised of of varying rich...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Bookends

Materials

Leather, Paper

Set of 2 Large Bronze Bookends by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 large bronze bookends by Henry Wilson Fin bookends come in two sizes. Each are made, finished and polished in Sydney, Australia using sand-casted gunmetal bronze. Their w...
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2010s Australian Modern Bookends

Materials

Bronze

Set of Vintage Cast Brass Sculpture of Eagle Head Bookends
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of vintage Mid-Century Modern cast metal brass patriotic bald eagle head sculpture bookends. Pair of solid polished brass eagle heads that have a wonderful Early American class ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Pair of Golf Ball Bookends Lucite and Chrome Vintage German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Super cool and nice design sculptural golf ball bookends. Nice golfball atop a nickel base. Nice addition to every room. Chrome with patina and one of the lucite stands with scratche...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Italian Marble 'Book' Bookends, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A small and substantial pair of Italian Carrara marble 'book' bookends, circa early to mid-20th century, Italy. Dimension: 3.5" Width x 4.38" Height.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Post Modern Sandstone Bookends, circa 1985
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Post Modern sandstone bookends, Circa 1985.
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1890s American Post-Modern Antique Bookends

Materials

Sandstone

Pair of 2 Small Bronze Bookends by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Fin bookends come in two sizes. Each are made, finished and polished in Sydney, Australia using sand-casted gunmetal bronze. Their weight and size can support the heftiest of edition...
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2010s Australian Modern Bookends

Materials

Bronze

Carl Auböck Model #3653 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3653 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Price is per ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Danish Bookends 1960s Set of 2
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Mid-Century Modern Danish book ends 1960s set of 2. Pair of solid hardwood book holders with metal feet. Stamped with golden Wejra logo. Cleaned and polished. Ready to support.   
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

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Hardwood

Tribal, 21st Century Grey Stone Finished Mask Bookend Set
Located in Paris, FR
Two sculpture bookend set made of grey polyresin, where each piece simulates a tribal face looking sideways. Hand molded and finished. Texture variances to be expected.
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2010s European Brutalist Bookends

Materials

Resin

Sculptural Chrome Jack / Jax Bookend / Paperweight in the Style of Bill Curry
Located in San Diego, CA
Solid chrome sculptural chrome jack / jax bookend, door stop or paperweight the style of Bill Curry for Design Line, circa 1970s. The piece is in good vintage condition and measures ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Large Handmade Iron Jack by Bill Curry
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large vintage handmade cast iron Jack, Jax, designed by Bill Curry of Design Line, 1967. This bookend is made of cast iron and is in original condition. Great addition to any decor...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Iron

Materials Matter Set by Theodora Alfredsdottir
Located in Geneve, CH
Materials matter set by Theodora Alfredsdottir Unique set Materials: Granite Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 18 cm Theodora Alfredsdottir is a product design studio based in London. The...
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2010s English Modern Bookends

Materials

Granite, Marble

Carl Auböck Model #1928 'Hands' Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #1928 'Hands' brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated brass. Price is for the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4636 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4636 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Price is for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Jane and Gordon Martz Ceramic Tile and Walnut Bookends for Marshall Studios
Located in Chicago, IL
These ceramic tile and walnut bookends were designed and made by Jane and Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios. The rectangular forms are softened by the loose brush strokes in the glaz...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Walnut, Ceramic

Carl Auböck Model #3651 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3651 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Price is per ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Library Bookend, Brass Baroque Whale
Located in Praha, CZ
New castings according to the original from the second half of the 19th century. Patinated brass 0.7 kg!
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2010s Czech Baroque Bookends

Materials

Brass

Pair of Pink Hardstone Midcentury Horse Bookends
Located in New York, NY
Pair of pink hardstone Midcentury horse head bookends. (priced as pair).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Bookends by Carl Auböck III
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare pair of bookends by Carl Auböck III. Nickel plated steel. 1970s.  
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1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Steel

Hand Carved Wooden Sculpture Bookends Two Reading Men
Located in Barntrup, DE
These beautifully hand carved wooden bookends feature sculptures of two sitting and reading man, an older and younger man that could be a teacher and a student. Both sit leaning on s...
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1950s German Black Forest Vintage Bookends

Materials

Wood

Red Coral Bookend Set of 2 with Coral
Located in Paris, FR
Bookend red coral set of 2, handcrafted sculpture with more than 8000 red coral cabochons hand-placed. With structure and base in solid brass gold-plated 24-karat. Exceptional piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Bookends

Materials

Coral, Gold Plate, Brass

Bill Curry Nut Bookends, Nickel Chrome, Cast Iron, Signed Design Line
Located in New York, NY
Bill Curry nut bookends, nickel chrome cast iron, signed, Design Line. Strong heavy 8 sided nut form bookends with real threads in nickeled chrome over iron. The polished nickel fron...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Iron

Sculptural Organic Modern Marble Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
A pair of stunning organic modern bookends crafted out of pink natural marble featuring a beautiful design making them a perfect addition to a home or office space. Ettore Sottsass a...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Bookends

Materials

Marble

Op Art Engraved Clear Glass Arched Book Ends
Located in New York, NY
Pair of arched Op Art engraved clear solid glass book ends by Veritas, circa 2017.
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2010s American Post-Modern Bookends

Materials

Art Glass

David Marshall, 1980s 2-Tone Gilt Bronze Designer Pair of Book Holders
Located in Malaga, ES
David Marshall, 1980s 2-tone gilt bronze designer pair of book holders.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Bookends

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Art Deco Italian White Marble Bookends
Located in Arles, FR
A very decorative and good quality pair of French Art Deco hand-crafted bookends made from beautiful Italian white carrara marble. Perfect for displaying your favorite books on a...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Bookends

Materials

Carrara Marble

Opinion Ciatti Ombres de Chats #6 Bookend
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ombres de Chats by Angelo Barcella are poetic objects, delicate table sculptures. Shadows of curious, busy, sore, angry or bored cats, instants which are made eternal when transforme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookends

Materials

Steel

Marble Bookends Black with White Veins 1980s Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
1980s Black / Charcoal grey with white veins.
Category

Late 20th Century Bookends

Materials

Marble

Art Deco Elephants Bookends, France, 1920s
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Very nice French bookends. Elephant figures mounted over Italian marble. Silverplated figures. Signed H. Moreau.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Bookends

Materials

Marble, Mixed Metal

Pair of Bronze Elephant Bookends
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of elephant bookends with felted bottom. A complement to any bookshelf, particularly nice in a children's bedroom. "An upward pointed elephant trunk dispenses energy, luck, ...
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20th Century Bookends

Materials

Bronze, Metal

American Cast Iron Napoleon Doorstop Standing on a Step Back Plinth, Circa 1870
Located in Charleston, SC
American cast iron Napoleon doorstop standing on a three-tiered step back squared plinth, Late 19th century.
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1870s American American Empire Antique Bookends

Materials

Iron

Carl Auböck Model #3847 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #3847 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in polished and patinated brass. Price is for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco Bookends Young Satyrs by C. Charles on Marble Base, 1930
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
French Art Deco bookends Young Satyrs by C. Charles on marble base, 1930 Lovely pair of Art Deco bookends with lying young satyrs by the French artist C. Charles. These wonderful, p...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Bookends

Materials

Spelter

Delassement by Max Le Verrier Art Deco Style Bookends Sculptures Reading Ladies
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
“Delassement” Original “Max Le Verrier” Designed in France during the roaring 1920s by “Max Le Verrier” (1891-1973) Art Deco style, France. Sculptures of reading ladies Booken...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Bookends

Materials

Marble, Spelter

Pair of Brass "Shovel" Bookends by Ben Seibel
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Ben Seibel bookends. Polished brass on one side and patinated brass on the other. Very good condition with very few signs of wear. Ready to use.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Brass

Pair of Ship Lantern Bookends
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 20th-century brass and green and red glass bookends fashioned from ship lanterns (priced as pair).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Travertine Horse Head Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Very stylish pair of mid-century Italian travertine horse head bookends, circa 1970's. The bookends are heavy and solid and well crafted. They wold make a great addition to any offic...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Travertine

Tribal Decor Face Mask Statue, 21st Century Polyresin Natural Finished Bust
Located in Paris, FR
This art piece is a decor face, made of poly-resin. Wearing earrings, this tribal inspired artwork piece and mix and match with other pieces in small groups for a nice and personal l...
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2010s European Brutalist Bookends

Materials

Resin

Carl Auböck Model #3530 'Flatiron' Patinated Brass and Cane Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3530 'Flatiron' patinated brass and cane bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated brass a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Cuyo Large Alpaca Silver & Black Onyx Stone Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Cuyo bookends are solid heavy beatiful pieces of geometrical onyx stone, moustly in square base and round top. Very sharm for a personal library. Our pieces are made by hand. One ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Bookends

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Rare Italian Alabaster Apple Bookends
Located in New York, NY
Rare Italian alabaster apple bookends with fine detail and delicate color tinting.
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1970s Italian Vintage Bookends

Materials

Alabaster

Bookends Horse Faux Ivory and Portoro Marble Italian Design, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Bookends horse faux ivory and portoro marble Italian design, 1950s.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Marble

Carl Auböck Model #1937 'Bamboo' Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #1937 'Bamboo' bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed hand cut and polished bamboo and brass. Pri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Brass

Pair of Art Deco Ship's Wheel Bookends by Walter Von Nessen for Chase & Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice pair of Art Deco ship's wheel bookends by Walter Von Nessen for Chase & Co., circa 1930s. The bookends are made of walnut, brass and bakelite; they depict the captain’s w...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Bookends

Materials

Brass

Hand Carved Terrier Wooden Bookends by Dörsch Oberweid, Germany
Located in Barntrup, DE
A charming pair of wooden bookends with carved figurines of Scottie dog terriers by Dörsch Oberweid, Germany, 1950s. These adorable bookends will make a wonderful accent on a booksh...
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1950s German Art Deco Vintage Bookends

Materials

Wood

Salta Large Square Black Onyx Stone & Brass Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Salta province is called the beautiful, and this adjective introduces us to its profound beauty. Its fertile valleys, windy desert, colorful mountains and blue sky are the images tha...
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2010s Argentine Modern Bookends

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Brass Doberman Bookends with Marble Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of patinated guard dogs for your books. Marble base steadies the books, so dogs appear to be jumping, rather than pressing against the books. A compliment to any bookshelf.  
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookends

Materials

Marble, Brass

Vintage Hand Carved Elephant Sculpture Bookends
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Nice vintage pair of hand carved marble elephant bookends. Vintage bookshelf decor elephants bookends animal sculpture. These are hand carved and therefore not completely identical...
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo Raj Bookends

Materials

Travertine, Marble

Pair of Midcentury Ben Seibel Sculptural Brass Bookends
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sculptural brass Ben Seibel for Jenfred bookends, circa 1950s. A freeform, organic design in brass finish with applied patina that has deepened over time giving them an even more ric...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bookends

Materials

Brass

Antique Bookends with Academic Motif
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Antique wooden book ends with academic motif. Featuring book and scroll design. Health line underneath to prevent scratching on many surfaces.
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20th Century American Craftsman Bookends

Materials

Wood

Antique, New and Vintage Bookends

A good pair of antique, new or vintage bookends will look wonderful in your reading nook. And the need for these trusty home accents has stood the test of time, which means there are many different kinds to suit any design taste or furniture style.

Bookends weren’t created until the 1870s. Serving faithfully in the background, they went unobserved for a while. The authors of the Oxford English Dictionary report that the term “book end” didn’t appear in printed material until 1907. The primary function of bookends is to ensure that your books remain upright in your bookcase, but style and form have taken the lead over the years. Furniture makers have ensured that bookends demand as much attention as the books themselves. Indeed, while competing with carefully curated first editions or rows of colorful spines is no small task, plenty of bookends steal the stage.

If you’re looking to add a dose of intrigue or decorative flourish to your reading room that will be difficult to ignore, stone bookends and metal bookends can take on the appearance of small, provocative sculptures rather than functional accessories to keep your books orderly on your shelves. Depending on what kind of textures you’re thinking of introducing to your home office or study, a pair of brass bookends or a bronze set will pop against your dusty hardcovers and any decorative objects you’ve accumulated while working to style your bookcase. A pair of mid-century modern bookends carved from dark, exotic woods such as teak can also introduce warmth to a home office or study. While teak was a favorite of designers who worked with furniture in the mid-20th century, all manner of wood bookends have emerged over the years, with some woodworkers carving ornate patterns or figures into their pieces.

Bookworms, take note: You can find an extraordinary range of antique, new and vintage bookends for your dazzling book displays and bookshelves today on 1stDibs.

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