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Great Bookcases for Your DVD and Blu-Ray Storage Needs

Digital is great, but support physical media with more than a dozen brilliant storage options for those movies and shows you just have to own.

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As anyone who follows the constantly changing lineups on each streaming service knows, digital media rights are fickle — the home for your favorite films can change from month to month. And even if you do own digital copies of some films, you could potentially not be able to access your purchases if your internet goes out, or, worse, if they become unavailable in the digital store through which you bought them.

That’s why physical media will never go out of style. One way to make sure you can watch a beloved movie or TV show no matter how strong your internet connection is? Owning it on DVD or Blu-ray.

There are plenty more bonuses to physical media: gorgeous packaging (like in these currently discounted Criterion Collection selections), commentary tracks, featurettes, and other extras. Plus, if you get one of your family members to act disinterested yet judgmental at the same time, you can replicate the full video store experience that began to disappear circa the turn of the century.

Of course, there are downsides to having a large DVD and Blu-ray collection, too. Like how most of us who have been confined to our homes for the majority of 2020 have been trying to de-clutter, not add to our collections of stuff. But with the help of these gorgeous storage options, from rotating displays to attractive and innovative shelving, you’ll be able to show off your collection with pride.

Revolving Media Tower

If you like the spinning design but have a lot more media to store, this holds 1,600 CDs or 756 DVDs. It comes in five different finishes, and the swivel plate is made of super-strong fiberglass rated to hold up to 400 pounds.

Six-Tier Wooden Bookcase Corner Tall Book Shelf

This last rotating option comes in both a variety of different-colored particleboard colors. The six-tier shelf has a stainless steel rotating disc, and comes in a flat-packed box for easy assembly.

Atlantic Maxsteel 12-Tier Shelving

Go for the industrial look with this heavy gauge steel wire 12-shelf unit that fits 864 CDs or 450 DVDs, Blu-rays, or games. The shelves are easily adjustable in one-inch increments with no tools required, and it includes dividers. The independently adjustable feet mean you’ll have no trouble leveling it on any surface.

Atlantic Windowpane Multimedia-Storage Cabinet

Integrate your physical media seamlessly into your decor with this media storage cabinet with tempered glass-paneled sliding doors. You’ll be able to store 720 CDs, 288 DVDs, 144 CDs, or 348 Blu-rays using the eight adjustable shelves that can adapt for several different kinds of media.

Modway Transmit Mid-Century Offset Cube Wood Bookcase in Walnut

Keep your midcentury decor with this three-tiered cube bookshelf made from an attractive walnut wood grain laminate and splayed and tapered dowel wood legs. The seven shelf spaces mean you can organize by genre, director, or any other way you’d like.

Monarch Specialties Bookshelf Etagere with 5 Tier Open Shelves

Channel a more modern vibe with this V-shaped bookshelf, which can hold a slew of DVDs and Blu-rays on its different-sized open shelves and could also act as a very attractive room divider. This model comes with a slim black metal frame and grey wood-look shelves that are finished on all sides.

IRONCK Bookcase and Bookshelf 5 Tier Display Shelf

This S-shaped bookshelf features a vintage industrial-style look and is made out of high-quality metal tubes and CRAB P2 MDF board with wood grain finish. Each of the five shelves can hold up to 48 pounds, and is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

Giantex Freestanding Ladder Bookcase

For a similar style but with a slightly different vibe, the simple, modern, compact design of this freestanding ladder bookcase features five open cubes of various sizes. It’s made out of particleboard and high-quality MDF, and can hold up to 44 pounds.

Tribesigns Bookshelf Bookcase, Gold 8-Open Shelf Etagere Bookcase with Faux Marble

Another attractive étagère is this gold and faux marble option, whose eight differently sized shelves are made from laminated particleboard and can hold up to 35 pounds each. The sleek glam look can fit a variety of styles, and it assembles easily.

Decorotika Adriana 4-Shelf Geometric Modern Industrial Etagere Bookcase

This small S-shaped bookshelf is available in a variety of color options for both the manufactured wood shelves and the metal frame. The shelves are only 12 inches deep, which means the 50-inch tall unit won’t take up too much space. Each shelf can hold up to 35 pounds and only requires a screwdriver for assembly.

Giantex 7-Tier Bookshelf, Multipurpose Storage Shelf Space-Saving Bookcase

If you’re looking for a shelf with a thinner profile, this option contains similar design elements as some of the more modern options. Each of the seven tiers can hold up to 11 pounds, and the four anti-slip pads for the bottom mean it’ll stay in place on any surface.

SEI Furniture Metal Spine Book Tower, Black

This metal spine storage tower has a dozen shelves that can hold up to nine pounds of books or other media each. About six DVDs or eight Blu-rays will fit on each shelf, depending on the packaging, resulting in an attractive stack of media that fits in a slim space. The wide, sturdy base means there’s no danger of tipping over.

SHEEPAM Tree Bookshelf with Drawers, 8-Tier Floor Standing Bookcase

This attractive tree design comes in plenty of variations from plenty of sellers, so if you’d prefer a neutral color or wood you’re covered. This blue option is a unique choice, and can hold up to 15 pounds in its seven shelves and one drawer.

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