04/24/2014 07:47 am ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

17 Quirky, Cool Bookends To Organize Your Shelves In Style

For those of us with bookcases jammed with hefty tomes, the idea of a bookend may sound quaint. Why not just buy more books to fill the extra shelf space? But if you want to expand your book storage options, bookends are a convenient way to turn a wall shelf, desktop, mantelpiece or kitchen counter into a makeshift bookshelf. (If you do have a half-filled bookshelf in need of a handy bookend, we won't judge you for that either.)

Here are 17 amazing bookends that double as quirky decorative accent pieces:

Quirky Bookends