Floating Bookshelves

Brand: Umbra
Model: 330638-660
EAN: 0028295275392
Category: Book
Price: n/a  (127 customer reviews)
Dimension: 5.00 x 5.00 x 5.50 inches
Shipping Wt: 0.00 pounds
Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Never have a boring wall in your house again — with this award winning floating shelf from Umbra, you can transform any wall, in any room, into a custom library for storing and displaying your favorite books.

Introducing Conceal Bookshelf by Umbra

The Conceal wall shelf is a floating bookcase that become invisible once stacked with books. Attach it to your wall (using the included mounting hardware) then slide the sturdy metal shelf between the back cover and pages of a book to create a base for additional books to be stacked upon. Once you’ve secured the back cover into the holding lips, place additional books on top until the sturdy metal shelf is hidden from view. Your books will appear to be floating on the wall!

Alternate Use:

In a bedroom, or other tiny space that is too small for bulky tables you can fasten Conceal to the wall and instantly create a small shelf to sit items upon - such as collectables or your cellphone.


Conceal Book Shelf (Small) measures 5 x 5 x 5 ½ inches and holds up to 15 lbs.

Conceal Book Shelf (Large) measures 5 ½ x 7 x 6 ½ inches and holds up to 20 lbs.

For a truly unique, space-saving small wall shelf order the Conceal small shelf for wall today!

About Umbra: A global product design company providing original, modern, casual and functional design for the home.


  • AWARD WINNING DESIGN: Designed by Miron Lior for Umbra, Conceal won the Umbra-Pratt Design Competition in 2006 and a portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to the Pratt Institute
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK: Umbra is committed to the highest levels of quality and excellence and stand behind every product we make. We know you’re going to love your purchase but if you’re not completely thrilled for any reason (or even no reason at all), simply contact us within 30 days of receiving your order and we’ll happily resolve the matter or issue a full refund
  • UNIQUE, INNOVATIVE DESIGN: Conceal floating bookshelves will transform the way you store and display your favorite books. By stacking them on to the sturdy metal L-shaped shelf, the shelf will become hidden behind the books – this allows them to appear as though they are floating on your wall
  • SPACE-SAVING SOLUTION: Unlike conventional free-standing bookshelves, Conceal Floating Shelves allows you to utilize empty wall space. They are perfect for small spaces and awkward walls that are not quite large enough for a traditional wall bookshelf
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Conceal Floating Bookshelves are easy to install and come with all necessary hardware for quick installation

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Top Reviews

As expected but doesn't fit standard hardcover
by Sarah (4 out of 5 stars)
April 7, 2018

Let me start by saying I've got a Master's degree in English, so I clearly love books! And on that note, it's a good thing I've still got my graduate textbooks - standard-size hardcovers do NOT fit this shelf. There are little hooks on the wall-side that you are to slide the cover into for the book to "float" by holding the bottom cover in place. However, none of my standard hard-cover novels fit - when closing the book upon sliding the bottom over in, the book "ran out of room" and the bottom cover slipped out of the hooks because the book was too small. I resorted to using a larger-width, lighter textbook from my grad school days, and that fit perfectly. The textbook is 8.5" width, while the standard-size hardcover novel I used (and keeping in mind that it was just a teeny bit larger than other standard hardcovers) was 6.5" approximately. So the shelf requires hardcover books to be 2" wider than most books are. On my photos, you can see how much larger the bottom book is than the standard-sized book on top of it.

This will work great if you're like me and have larger-but-still-light books. I initially have it right above my bed, but I will need to move it because I already hit my head just going to put my books on it (haha!) My thought for purchasing this single shelf was to have some books above my bed for ease of reading and then to place my phone on top of, as opposed to stuffing it under my pillow while charging overnight, which I know isn't that safe to do.

Overall, it met my expectations, but thank goodness I had a book that fit. I bought the large, white shelf.
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One of my favorite Amazon purchases ever!
by LaBuenaVidaMere (5 out of 5 stars)
May 30, 2018

These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately 5-7 hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!
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Happy mom day to me
by Jennifer Joy C (5 out of 5 stars)
May 9, 2018

These are awesome! I should've bought the small because I don't have many large books to use the conceal feature but they work and look fine even if you can't conceal.
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by Rebecca K. (5 out of 5 stars)
April 24, 2015

Love these!!! I was looking for a sleek mount for some white and silver cylindrical lamps we have for the wall and these worked perfect! Nice and sturdy, but also slim and low profile for a cleaner look than if we would have purchased small shelves.
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Very sturdy even after multiple moves and 5 years of use
by TraceyE03 (5 out of 5 stars)
March 28, 2018

I love these floating bookshelves. They give a magical feel to any room. I bought the small and the large sizes. I have used these bookshelves for over 5 years. I have moved twice and these shelves work just as well as the day I first put them up. I make sure to anchor them to the wall each time. I would highly recommend these shelves. For the smaller ones I stick to just books, but for the larger shelves I do a few books and one or two knick knacks on the top. If you are on the fence about buying these bookshelves, take the plunge and buy them. You won't regret it!
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Using this for my Amazon Dot!
by Michelle (5 out of 5 stars)
December 2, 2016

I know that this is labeled a bookshelf but I actually purchased it for something else. I was looking for a small shelf to place my Amazon Alexa Dot on. I have one in the bathroom because I like to listen to music while I am in the shower or bath. I just had the Amazon Dot sitting on my counter and would need to move it around so often so it wouldn't get wet. Well after searching on Amazon for a small shelf I came across this. It is the perfect size for my Amazon Dot. It was very easy to install. It comes with screws and instructions on how to install it. This shelf would be nice to use for books because it seems like a very strong and sturdy shelf. But if you are looking for a shelf for your Amazon Dot , this is the perfect size for it and I didn't have to pay a lot of money for a larger shelf that would take up more room. I am very happy with this purchase and I will probably purchase another if we buy another Amazon Dot for another room in our house.
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Awesome Shelves! (Not ideal for Drywall...)
by Jeans&Jets (4 out of 5 stars)
January 7, 2016

Really wanted to give 5 stars Because i am in love with these shelves. BUT....
1. Major lack of installation instructions for a novice builder or DIY'er.
2. Description clearly states that there is no need to drill into a beam, and the shelves even come with a drywall anchor. Sadly it is not so simple, after failing 3 times to get the supplied anchor to stay in the wall i took the shelf to home depot and was advised to buy and use a better anchor which i'm successfully using now.

1. The design is awesome, we have 4 on one wall and they look amazing, consistently admired buy guests...
2. Load capacity, currently have 6-7 medium and large books on it, and it holds great (granted if you actively shake the books or push down it feels a bit wobbly but still sturdier than i had expected)
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Highly Recommend!
by bU (5 out of 5 stars)
November 18, 2018

This is the coolest thing I've ever seen , and I bought many smaller ones also and made a floating library in my home and it's jaw dropping.
By the way the price here on Amazon is cheaper than anywhere else. It comes with the installing screws and butterflies. Carries even more weight than is mentioned on the box. I have it installed for almost a couple of months now and have absolutely no issues with it.
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Classy yet functional
by Amazon Fan (5 out of 5 stars)
January 24, 2018

A great way to get your books on the wall. Makes an art piece in itself
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Love these shelves
by Paul Blouin (5 out of 5 stars)
August 14, 2015

Love these shelves! Everyone who comes over comments on how much they like the look, they can hardly figure out how it works! They are super easy to install by way of the two bolt holes in the bracket provided. I used: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051IBDKW?redirect=true&ref_=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_14 (TOGGLER SNAPTOGGLE BB Toggle Anchor with Bolts) with them as another reviewer suggested and they worked perfectly.

I looked at a lot of reviews to figure out the best hanging/invisible shelf and I am glad I found this, my only concern was how fragile they were going to be while taking the books on and off the shelf. Thankfully the shelf holds up well to movement, the bottom book stays where it is supposed to when removing books. You have to be conscious of the fact that the books under the one you're taking can't stray to fall from the wall obviously, that will cause the books to tumble but it's never happened to me.

Another concern is how many books it can hold, i mean a shelf that holds 3 books is pretty worthless to me. These shelves can hold 6, 7 or 8 normal hard covered books, anymore and it gets dicey. That's more than enough though since I bought 6 of them and staggered them about the place. It's a nice sturdy little shelf that will bring you compliments all day due to its floating invisibly on your wall. You can't see it at all once the books are on it.. I am ordering more and will look at the other kinds of shelves from Umbra. I think they have a double shelf as well. Stop thinking, buy this shelf and be done with it, you'll be happy you did!

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