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Tight Spaces? Consider A Revolving Book Rack!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Revolving Book Display RackThere are a lot of ways you can display a book. There is the traditional bookshelf, for home use, and wall display racks for retail use. What should you do if you are limited on floor or wall space? Consider using a revolving book rack! Here are a few tips to get you started.

To begin with, revolving displays come in a variety of sizes and formats. Some are designed to hold magazines, some comic books and others paperback books. Book racks are by far the most common type of revolving (rotating) display.

The largest revolving book display we currently carry has a total of 84 pockets (found here). Each pocket measures in at 5 3/8″ H x 4 3/8″ W x 3 7/8″ D. That means that each pocket, depending on the size of the paperback book, can hold about 3-4 books (sometimes more). That equals out to potentially be up to 252 to 336 books in a confined footprint of about 20 square inches. That is what I call efficient space management!

Imagine spacing those same 252 to 336 books along a wall mounted book display! It would take up a lot of valuable wall space, potentially up to 8 feet, to accomplish what a revolving magazine rack can do in less than 2 feet of floor space.

Revolving book displays come in several different pocket arrangements, depending on the amount of books you need to display. Revolving displays are typically found in retail stores, libraries, universities, lobbies and more.

While the wire design of revolving book displays allows for easy viewing and access of books, it can present a bit of a structural weakness (in poorly made displays). You certainly don’t want to purchase a display where the wire can bend and look abused in a short period of time, especially in situations where customers will be accessing the book rack on a regular basis.

The wire used in our revolving displays is a very tough and heavy gauge wire. Wire in our revolving displays is designed to be handled and used throughout the day without breaking or bending. In fact, our displays should look just as good a few years down the road as they did the day they were purchased.

You can find our entire selection of rotating book racks here and our entire selection of magazine, brochure and book holders here.

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