Vibrant Educational Edge bookcases are trimmed in bright colors, well suited for classrooms. Mobile bookcases allow convenient transport of books from room to room, and modular children's bookcases add charm and flair to preschools and kindergartens. Whether you're shopping for an executive office or a first-grade classroom, Hertz Furniture has a bookcase to suit your style and budget.
The truth is that while choosing bookcases might seem like a no-brainer, it's a subject that actually requires careful thought and planning. Today's school and office bookcases come in a wide range of styles, materials, finishes, sizes – and, of course, prices. What might work in one classroom or office will not necessarily suit the needs of another location in the same school or office complex. So it's worth taking a few minutes to get an overview of your options.
Materials and Finishes
What are the benefits of solid wood bookcases? There is no denying that real, solid wood has a beauty and strength all its own. Nothing else quite measures up. The only downside to solid wood is, of course, the price tag. The good news is that since bookcases aren't sat upon, written on, moved frequently or otherwise abused, you don't have to worry that they'll get destroyed if you don't buy the most expensive piece around. Industrial grade particleboard and MDF both work fine for most school and office settings. Just keep in mind that if you have extra-heavy books, the shelves might sag a bit.
When it comes to finishes, you've basically got four choices: laminate, high-pressure laminate, veneer and finished wood. The advantage to laminate is that it's inexpensive and easy to maintain. The problem with it is that it can and does chip with time and constant use. If you can find high-pressure laminate, go for it – it is stronger and longer-lasting than standard laminate. Finished wood and wood veneers are beautiful and give a rich look; however, they are more easily scratched and damaged, so if you're purchasing for schools – especially younger grades - you might want to stick with laminates.
What style bookshelves should I get?This is the fun part. Be creative. While even the most out-of-the-box among us probably wouldn't choose fire-engine red or sunshine yellow bookcases for a CEO, there's no need to feel that executives have to stick with extra-formal, somber office furniture. Manufacturers like DMI, High Point and Mayline offer quality office bookcases in traditional as well as contemporary styles that maintain dignity with a softer feel.
What are the best bookcases for classrooms? The bookcases that encourage your students to read. We want our classrooms to give students a good feeling about school and studying, from preschool on up. At Hertz Furniture, you'll find a great selection of school bookcases, book displays and library corners that help kids want to read. The Educational Edge classroom furniture series offers both wood and steel bookcases in a choice of brilliant classroom colors, for spaces that are beautifully color-coordinated, yet don't distract kids from learning.
What size bookcase will fit in my classroom?
The bookcase that will fit best in your classroom depends on how many books you have and how big your space is. Keep in mind that bookcases do not necessarily have to be placed against a wall. Many bookcases are finished on both sides so that you can use them as freestanding units or room dividers. Corner units are also a great way to maximize your floor space.
Where can I buy affordable bookshelves?
Hertz Furniture has bookshelves at very reasonable prices. We all wish we could afford to purchase the most expensive, highest quality products around. Since so many of our schools and businesses are operating under tight budgets, Hertz Furniture provides a dedicated team of company representatives who will help you research your financing options. Whether you're purchasing bookcases for a single classroom or an entire new library, Hertz Furniture is committed to getting you the best quality furniture while keeping you within budget.
Park Lane Bookcase with 5 Shelves (36"Wx65"H)
Vitality Bookcase with 4 Shelves (36"Wx65"H)
Bedford4-shelf Bookcase Wall Unit (34"Wx72"H)
HON 4-Shelf Bookcase (36"Wx71"H)
Extra Deep Educational Edge Steel Bookcase (3'Wx6'H)
Steel Bookcase (34.5"Wx42"H)
Educational Edge Steel Mobile Bookcase (36"Wx78"H)
Mobile Steel Bookcase (36"Wx78"H)
Educational Edge Steel Bookcase (34.5Wx5'H)
Bedford Bookcase with Doors (3'Wx6'H)
Steel Bookcase (36"Wx72"H)
Extra Deep Steel Bookcase (3'Wx7'H)
Modula Crystal Palace Configuration
Hyperwork Four-Shelf Bookcase (3'Wx6'H)
Radius-Edge Laminate Bookcase (32"Wx48"H)
Park Lane Bookcase with 2 Doors (36"Wx65"H)
Educational Edge Steel Mobile Bookcase (3'Wx3'H)
Bedford Bookcase with 2-Door Base (3'Wx6'H)
HON 3-Shelf Bookcase (36"Wx57.1"H)
Educational Edge Steel Bookcase (34.5"Wx42"H)
When you buy from Hertz Furniture, you don't need to compromise on ideals or preferences. You get great warranties, quality and designs all with the additional benefits American made products. With everything from office desks to school chairs conveniently organized on this one Made in USA page, you can definitely afford to buy American.
There are lots of reasons to look for school furniture that is made in the USA. If we want to teach our students to be patriotic, we need to demonstrate our own patriotism in the classroom. By furnishing a learning space with American made school desks, student chairs and bookcases, we send a message to children that we are proud of our country and our home-grown goods. They will understand that there are many reasons to be proud to be an American.
When you go shopping for furniture made in the USA, make sure to really check the label before purchasing anything. While some companies might claim that they are only using American labor, it is possible that certain steps in the assembly process are happening overseas, or that international parts are being used with the assembly process in America. It is important to demonstrate to manufacturers, the American public and the world that it does make a difference to consumers when they have furniture made in America.
There are tons of benefits to purchasing made in USA furniture. First of all, America has very strict standards regarding pollution in product production. When you buy American, you help keep a cleaner environment for the future of our children. When you purchase products without looking for the made in USA label, you don't know what they might contain or what kinds of conditions they were made under. Products from overseas might have been made under substandard working conditions, in factories which are causing tons of air pollution or using child labor.
American labor standards and worker conditions ensure that your office furniture is only produced under acceptable conditions. Made in the USA products have been manufactured through processes which take into account the safety of the workers, the quality of the products and the impact on the environment. When you buy American, you celebrate our country's independence and promote a self-sufficient economy.
When you buy domestically-produced furniture, you can feel good about your purchase. It's great to know that it was made under particular conditions, in compliance with strict standards. You also know who made it. The production of American made furniture creates jobs for our country's citizens. It is always important to support the American labor force, and buying furniture made in the USA is a mutually-beneficial way to do so.
At Hertz Furniture, we know what is important to the American consumer. With our wide array of American made furniture, you can be patriotic and still rely on the quality, style and reliability you have come to expect from Hertz Furniture. So next time you are looking for furniture made in the USA, you can simply come to this page to buy American. Need help choosing which great models will fit best in your space? The experts in the Hertz Design Center will be happy to help with free project-planning advice.