Since there were books, there was a need for something to keep them – whether standing or stacked on a shelf, or even a glass that was found to contain scrolls. The original function of the bookends was literally the books upright so that you could then keep in a line somewhere, like you, if it were on a bookshelf.
There are so many kinds of books and bookends that when adapting a beautiful photo book or the first issue, or just a best-selling thriller, with a nice pair of bookends is a unique gifting idea for someone special. It’s a birthday, holiday or other special occasion even better if someone published a book and coordinating pair of bookends can receive as a gift.
Although bookends have their practical uses, some people use the variety of solid wood as a base for a small plant or figures. They also use bookends as an alternative to vases and other decorative tools for they home decorating because they require less effort in terms of cleaning, because all they need is a dust every now and then.
Bookends are easy to obtain as a result and will last indefinitely. Bookends are not fragile, so it does not matter if you knock one down and back off or when they overwhelmed by the weight of the books.