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on January 27, 2011
As a bookshelf it's not really practical. In order for it to function as a bookshelf, you basically have to designate one of your least-red, large hard cover books as the main shelf, and even then you have to keep something on top of it to keep it from falling off. I wish the little clip underneath was a little bigger.
As far as holding books goes, this thing is great. You can throw one book on, and then pile a few more books on top of it, and it'll hold them like nobody's business. Getting them off, obviously, isn't as easy as a normal bookshelf because you have to make sure the bottom book is secure at all times, and if you want to read the bottom book you'll have to reconfigure the entire thing. I use it as a pretty nifty nightstand, and it holds up with a big hardcover book on the bottom, three light paperback books on top of that, and a lamp on top of those. It's very easy to knock the whole thing down though, so I don't think I'll put anything fragile or important on it.