Are you searching for miniature book nook ideas? Here are the best miniature book nooks that you'll seriously obsess over.
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Miniature book nooks or shelf inserts have been all over my TikTok recently. These little scenes display a mini world on your bookshelf. And if you're anything like me, then you were probably also desperate to have one of these on your bookshelves. So, I've compiled the absolute best miniature book nook ideas.
Whether you're looking for diy book nook ideas, book nook kits or pre-made book nooks - there is seriously something for every budget and experience level. To give you a little inspiration, here are 21 of the most creative miniature book nook ideas. Trust me, they're seriously impressive!
This post is all about miniature book nooks
What is a book nook?
A miniature book nook is a shelf insert. It slides between book and looks like a door leading to a mini world or little scene.
Are Book nooks popular?
The book nook trend seems to have originated with a Japanese model maker called Monde. The booknooks subreddit has since grown from 0 to over 47.1k members. Both BBC and Buzzfeed have written articles on the trend. And some TikTok videos on book nooks have millions of views.
Top miniature book nooks
Pre-Made book nooks
1. Medieval book nook
Wow, I am obsessed with this book nook! This is a fully assembled shelf insert. It's made from high-quality maple plywood and each building is hand painted. A mirror at the back also creates the illusion that it's deeper than it really is.
This is from a star seller on Etsy who has a history of 5 star reviews. And the medieval style would look really good on dark wood or with fantasy books. It's a warm, cosy looking alley peeking out from in between your books.
Materials: wood, 3D printing, moss
Dimensions: 9.5"H x 3.5"W x 8"D.
2. Smeagol/Gollum Book Nook
I'm a huge LOTR fan and was stunned when I saw this shelf insert. How incredible is this Gollum book nook? It's handmade from clay. And it's individually painted and sculpted.
It's delightfully creepy. If you like things that are creepy and cool then you should check out this Etsy Seller's shop. It's full of spooky faces peering out from booknooks. From Pennywise to the Wicther. The type that kinda make you do a double take.
3. Elven Valley Book nook
I haven't been able to get this shelf insert out of my head since I first saw it. As I said earlier - I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan. And this Elven valley is insanely beautiful.
It's made from wood and crafted using lazor cutting. They also offer a bookend version. And an option for personalisation - something I don't see offered very often with book nooks.
Dimensions: 17 x 22 x 8 cm.
4. Narnia diorama book nook
This Chronicles of Narnia book nook was so unique that I had to include it. The Etsy Shop sells diorama style 'shadow boxes'. The book nooks are made from layers paper. And thanks to an LED light in the background create a beautiful effect with the paper and light.
The detail on this is absolutely exceptional. Chronicles of Narnia is a story about opening a door to another world. And so a miniature booknook inspired by the book is insanely magical.
Materials: papier, plexiglass, carton plume
Dimensions: 9.5 inch high x 4 inch wide x 3.2 inch
5. Fairy House book nook
There are so many adorable fairy forest inspired book nooks. There is something so whimsical and enchanting about a forest nestled in between your books.
This fairy forest has atmospheric lighting. And it comes with a little remote you can use to control the lighting.
Materials: Plywood, Wood, Glue, Artificial Moss, Sticks
Dimensions: 9.5 inch high x 4 inch wide x 6 inch
6. Sherlock book nook
Okay, how cool is this Sherlock book nook? If you're a fan of the books or the tv series, then you should check out this Sherlock book nook.
You can choose between light or dark wood for the front. And it offers the choice to personalise it. Something you don't find very often with book nooks. Plus it's made by a star seller on Etsy with a history of 5 star reviews.
Dimensions: - 17 x 22 x 8 cm
7. Dark Academia Library book nook
This is such a beautiful book nook. I love the idea of a book nook featuring lots of mini books The idea is so satisfying to me.
The library ladder and bench come lose. So you can move the little ladder around the little scene. It would add such a warm and cozy aesthetic to your bookshelves and room.
Materials: wood pressed, book nook lighting, acrylic paint, wood, paper, metal, pla, mirror
Dimensions: - 10.2 inch high x 4 .3 inch wide x 8.5 inch
8. Enchanted forest book nook
I don't know about you, but I think forest inspired booknooks might be my favourites. There is something so whimsical and magical about this Enchanted Forest book nook.
It features a waterfall and glowing LED lights. The detail is stunning and the little bridge going over the waterfall is super cute.
Materials: PLA plastic (3D printed), Durable sintra case, Battery operated led lights, Hand-painted acrylic colour, Industrial strength adhesive
Dimensions: - 8cm wide/ 23.75cm tall/ 15.5cm deep (3.15" wide/ 9.35" tall/ 6.1" deep)
DIY book nook kits
If you're interested in making your own DIY book nook, but aren't sure where to start - then a DIY Book Nook kit is a great choice for beginners.
They also tend to be a bit better value than a fully assembled book nook. They also give you the option to personalise them.
9. DIY street book nook kit
If you're looking to add your own personal touch to a book nook then this is a great choice. The kit arrives as a falt pack with pieces to be constructed. And a cork pavement layer is also provided.
There are so many different ways you could customise this book nook. It comes with full instructions. Plus they have a Youtube Channel so you can see what it's like to construct a diy book nook kit.
10. Fairy Tree DIY Book Nook Kit
Okay, how cute is this book nook kit. This is another diy book nook kit - it arrives flatpack, unpainted. And you can construct it.
The detail in this kit is absolutely stunning. The door at the back opens and there is space for a decoration inside. There is even a little table waiting inside! Plus they provide a light.
Again, the simple nature of the kit gives you plenty of options to customise it yourself. And the Etsy Seller has a youtube channel where you can watch the exact book nook being constructed.
11. Narnia diy book nook kit
If you're looking for Narnia inspired book nook but on a budget - then this is the book nook for you. This diy book nook kit allows you to construct a shelf insert with the Snow Queens castle inside. There is even a little light for the lamp.
Again, this is an unassembled kit for collectors. It's easy to make and printable artwork for the walls of the scene is provided.
12. Coffee House book nook
This coffee house book nook looks insanely cozy.. The led light has such a warm glow and makes the bookshelves look seriously warm and inviting.
It's a self build project. And it would be a lovely afternoon project or the perfect gift for a book lover.
How do you make a mini book nook?
Making your own book nook takes a lot of time and effort. However, for diy enthusiasts. It is possible to make your own and it's much better value for money.
I've linked a couple of Youtube videos below which are helpful guides for beginners. You'll need a box, a box cutter, super glue, acrylic paint
If you would like a more in depth article on how to make a mini book nook then check out this article from Felt Magnets on how to create a mini book nook for beginners.
Book nook ideas and inspiration
Pans Labyrinth Inspired Book Nook
I am OBSESSED with this Pans Labyrinth inspired book nook. Pans Labyrinth is one of my favourite movies. It looks so magical nestled among her books.
A magical forest book nook
How cute is this book nook! There is something so magical and enchanting about a fairy forest inspired book nook. If you're into fantasy books then I think a forest inspired book nook would work so well.
It was created by Arabella Rozier - I'm addicted to her TikTok. And I love seeing all her creations - you should definitely check out her Coraline book nook!
A creepy monster book nook
It's created by Tom Taggart - an insanely talented artist who has worked as an illustrator, doing 3-D covers for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Topps and even LucasFilm Arts.
A cosy little street
How cute is this little street. It looks absolutely adorable nestled in between the books on these bookshelves.
The designer also has a Youtube Channel where you can watch along as she creates her diy book nooks.
An enchanted fairy forest
How adorable is this enchanted forest book nook! It's so clever how the little path looks like it goes on forever. It's made using foraged branches and real moss.
photo credit -MK Minis - Instagram
A forest book nook
I might be a bit obsessed with forest book nooks. But they look so magical nestled in between the books. I especially love the adorable little bridge in this book nook
Photo credit -Manic Miniaturist - Instagram