Inspired by my quest to add a touch of class and a bit of glam to my bookshelves, I searched high and low for exotic and stylish gold bookends. Here is the result, 20 of the most sought-after and sophisticated book holders to pimp up your bookshelves.
A brilliant design and home decor inspiration list for those looking to add not just any book holder but exotic and stylish gold bookends for their desk, office, side table, bookshelves, living room and study. You could not find a more definitive list.
Top 20 Exotic and Stylish Gold Bookends
One of the modern day luxuries afforded by material sciences and fabrication technology is the ability to create lifelike and detailed sculptures using poly resin. These sculptures are then hand finished and painted in the more common white, black or gold. Although for the more adventurous, some of these sculptures are available in bright fluorescent shades too. These sculptures have found its way into our homes, see our Animal Lamps article. For our purpose here, we will be focusing mainly on Gold Bookends.
1. Bellaa 21800 Rhinoceros Bookends
Rhinoceros bookends as you will see are available as a set with front half as one and the tail half as the other or in this case, as a pair of identical heads. These are made from polyresin and finished in gold. The resting blocks measure 7-inch tall.
2. Bellaa 24193 Gorilla 8-inch Bookends
For the next bookends, we have a whole gorilla, spilt into two to form the two ends of a bookend. Here is where the details really show with the gorillas hair depicted in poly resin and once again painted in gold. The tallest point of the bookends measure 8-inch tall.
3. Creative Co-op Shaped Gold Cast Iron Metal Arrow Bookends
Material: Cast Iron
Moving away from polyresin is this cast iron bookends made to resemble an arrow piercing through the books in between. This heavy and sturdy set is finished in gold with round pads on the ends that come into contact with the books to hold them in place. These bookends measure 6.5-inch tall.
4. Ebros Contemporary Gold Color Octopus Bookends
These contemporary gold octopuses are perfect on their own as a decorative piece or in this case, as a pair to sit on the bookshelf among the books, be it as a bookends or again as decorative pieces. Those into nautical and coastal life or sea creatures will love these. Its two tone finish, white and gold is a great contrast. Another version of this is available in black and gold which also works, with the base block in black. Again, these are made from polyresin and finished to resemble white marble. Each of these measure 7.25-inch tall.
5. Gold Hand Sculpture Bookends
Give your books a helping hand, or in this case, two with a pair of gold hand sculpture to hold them in place. These contemporary bookends are also available in silver and white but we are particularly attracted to this, finished in gold antique. The bottom of the sculpture is lined with non-scratch protective cover and it measures 7-inch tall.
6. Bellaa 21787 Gold Celtic Bookends
Just like the Fleur De Lis, these Celtic bookends are a perfect on their own as a decorative piece or spilt into two to hold books in between. It depicts the mystical celtic knot and is made from polyresin and finished in gold. The highest point measures 8-inch tall and is great on any bookcase or library.
7. Bellaa 21817 Bookends Elephant Head 7-inch Bookends
Like the Rhinoceros on the top of our list, the elephant head bookends feature decorated elephant hands. The resting blocks measure approximately 7-inch tall.
8. Bellaa 22883 Studious Reading Rabbit Bunny 7-inch Bookends
Next, we have a pair of studious bunny rabbits sitting on a blocky chair holding a book. These measure 7-inch tall at the highest point, those pointy ears. The back of the chair holds the books together at either ends. In the spirit of Alice in Wonderland, where Alice falls into the rabbit hole, these rabbits represent the fictional character, the White Rabbit.
9. Bellaa 25594 Golden Rodin’s Thinker Bookends
Brilliant gold thinking man, a tribute to Rodin’s thinker, these poly resin sculpture is a close replica of the famous sculpture in Paris.
10. Polyresin Hippo Bookend
From rhinoceros to gorilla, elephant and rabbit, here is another exotic animal, the hippo. Like the gorilla, the two halves of the bookends make a single animal. This makes the hippopotamus a great centerpiece both for adults and kids but most importantly when separately, the 6.6-inch high back, holds the books in place.
11. Polyresin Faux Gold Gorilla King Kong Bookends
Back to the gorilla again, this time, two gorillas instead of one. These polyresin gorilla painted in gold, are both functional and pretty as a pair. Each unique in design with their own pose. One learning while the other, pushing. Together, they form a magnificent set of bookend.
12. MyGift Vintage Decorative Birds and Books Brass Bookends
Not quite in gold but finished in brass, these are again two unique bookends as a set. Two birds, each perched on a stack of books with the first looking down and the second, up. Made from resin, they are heavy enough as paper weight or decorative piece on their own or as bookends together. With intricate design and details, they can even be mantel pieces.
13. Jefferson Brass Fox Bookend
Enough of polyresin. The Jefferson Fox Bookend, also a door stop, is made from brass. Polish it and you get an amazing chrome finish in gold. The difference here is they are sold as an individual piece and not a pair. It measures 6.25-inch tall and is expertly crafted to high-quality for an elegant and classic look.
14. Modern Art Character Mask Creative Bookends
They say two heads are better than one. For out next entry, it’s two halves are better than one. Also available in black and gold, this decorative sculpture made from polyresin has a modern art take on the sculpture of a head, a polygonal head in this case.
15. ELK Pom Set of 2 bookend Gold
Material: Marble and Steel
The next two entries are based on the same design, using pin like pom pom finished in gold and white. The ball is made of iron and finished in gold, while the base block is made from marble. The back measures 7-inch tall.
16. ELK Glint bookend Gold
Material: Acrylic and Steel
Using acrylic instead of marble for the base, this bookend set features half pom-pom design resembling a sun burst.
17. Dahlia Studios White and Gold 7-inch Apples
Material: Acrylic and Polyresin
From Dahlia Studios come these white apple bookends on acrylic base. The see through base disappears into the background, leaving the floating white apple with gold leaf and stem. The stem and leaf on each apple face the opposite direction when they are used as bookends. The book rest measures 7-inch tall.
18. Creative Co-op Resin Pinecone Finial Bookends
These egg-shaped pinecones are not exactly bookends as they do not come with bookrest and sturdy base. But, when deployed as a pair, as shown below, they do work to hold the books between them. These are available in gray, white or gold (painted and oil rubbed) and can be used as home decors on the desk, fireplace mantel or bookshelf. Each measures 8.5-inch tall.
19. Creative Co-op Pineapple Shaped Gold Resin Bookends
Also from Creative Co-op, from pinecone to pineapple, these two halves of a single fruit is split down the middle to work as bookends. They measure 8.86-inch tall and offers plenty of support for the books they are meant to hold up.
20. Creative Co-op Distressed Fleur de Lis Shaped Iron Bookends
Material: Cast iron
Finally, if you had enough of polyresin, here is another cast iron bookends. These are available in bronze of painted in gold. With a rustic iron feel, it is not as polished as brass or previous cast iron pieces but works just as well. Use it as bookends together or individually as door stops. Each measure 7-inch tall.
BONUS: Creative Character Decorations Bookend
These gold and white porcelain figures work on their own as ornate craft decorative pieces or together as bookends. Artistic in nature, they work well in the living room, the study or the office. Each comes with non-skid padding on the base to keep it from sliding on scratching the surface. The gold bookend reminds me of the Academy Awards statuette.
AapnoCraft Dog Head Bookend 6.5-inch
And if that is not enough, here are 16 more to inspire you further.