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Your inner librarian needs a book trolley, and we’ve probably found the book trolley of your dreams.

What about books on wheels? Why do we find her so romantic, charming, and enviable? It probably dates back to our youth in the library when we saw the librarians rolling down the hallways with their brown wooden and metal carts full of stories and information. Not to mention: A book trolley perfectly holds a good TBR collection (for reading), can be moved around your house as needed and fits into just a few square meters of space. They also add interest to a room that already has a couple of bookcases (we know you and we see you) Other professionals? There are now much cheaper options than the original wood and metal models, and they’re more stylish and colorful too – some of our favorites come in gold, white, pink, and robin blue.

Below are our favorite picks, from super cheap plastic options to some super heavy traditional pieces that will get you right back into the stacks of your youth. We’ve divided them into three categories for easy browsing: metal, wood, and plastic.

Best rolling metal book carts

This is one of the most popular options for book lovers looking to create a funky personal mobile library. It’s available in five different colors (the white is classic, but we love the Tiffany blue pictured) and is absolutely affordable, especially for a piece of study metal furniture. We also love that it isn’t as big or heavy as some of the other options – and it only takes about 10 minutes to assemble, according to reviewers.

$ 39.99 AT AMAZON

This one has a handle that makes it easier to push – and it is available in pink. Each shelf can hold 20 pounds for a total weight of 80 pounds. It also has two lockable wheels so your books won’t roll away (unless you want them to). Decoration tip: use the upper basket for plants and roll it up to the window.

$ 36.69 AT AMAZON

This selection stands out from the other metal book trolleys in that it offers an extra basket and is just over 40 inches tall. It doesn’t have a cart handle and would probably be a little more precarious to move if it were crammed with books on all levels, but reviewers consistently describe it as sturdy and bulky. Several pictures show it as a bedside table and we love the concept!

$ 35.36 AT AMAZON

If you’re looking for a sturdy book trolley, this might be the one for you. It has a 200-pound capacity for the biggest book nerds and a W-shaped, double-sided shelf that allows you to pack twice as many books. However, we love that even though it’s industrial, it still comes in fun colors like bright blue and bright red, and has an updated design. The price is higher, but this thing is a tank – and it’s rust-resistant. It will take longer than you and your books.

$ 329.99 AT AMAZON

This is it: the original library cart that we looked forward to in our youth. This is solid, shatter and scratch resistant steel and has lockable workhorse wheels that make it more than just a cute display. Unlike our other larger selection, this one only has one shelf on one side so you can display all of your books at the same time. And yes, it’s beige – the color of authenticity. Perfect if you actually need a shelf trolley for re-leveling or if you want to completely recreate the library feel in your home.

$ 335.81 AT AMAZON

We love this for anyone who really wants a book trolley but could live in a smaller space like an apartment. Since it is foldable, you can stow it away when not in use and take it out when books overflow. We also love the color options – in addition to classic black and white, there are baby blue and baby pink. And don’t worry: it comes fully assembled so you don’t have to deal with all of the moving parts.

$ 57.99 AT AMAZON

Here’s another wood option for those looking – we love the way the wood (well, it’s technically a particle board, but at this price point it still looks great) looks modern and warm with the black metal. The low pages make it difficult to scroll around while it is filled with books as it is technically a “maintenance cart,” but when it is stationary you can view more book spines without obstruction.

$ 65.99 AT AMAZON

Best rolling wooden book carts

Made from laminated maple chipboard, this super cute book trolley is ideal for anyone looking for a more natural, less industrial look for their rolling library. We love the rounded edges and rounded handles – it looks softer and nicer all round than many of the metal and plastic options. It’s also cheaper than many of the heavy-duty steel picks. At the same time, however, the reviews repeatedly indicate that the shelf is well made, studied and durable.

$ 141.02 AT AMAZON

Here’s another wood option for those looking – we love the way the wood (well, it’s technically a particle board, but at this price point it still looks great) looks modern and warm with the black metal. The low pages make it difficult to scroll around while it is filled with books as it is technically a “maintenance cart,” but when it is stationary you can view more book spines without obstruction.

$ 65.99 AT AMAZON

Best plastic roll-up trolleys

If you are on a budget but still want to roll your books around, this is the book trolley for you. For only about $ 20, it’s a steal, but you still get the functionality and looks of the more expensive options. And just because it’s plastic doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any functionality – just like some of the metal picks, it has three tiers, 360-degree wheels, and bright, clear colors.

$ 24.99 AT AMAZON

How cute is that Made of solid acrylic, this see-through book trolley has a modern, clean design that puts your books in the spotlight. At just 2 feet tall and 2 feet long, it’s also more compact than many of the other options, perfect for someone looking for a small display or storing books and toys for the nursery or nursery. The first shelf is sloped like a traditional book trolley, while the lower shelf is flat and can be used to store even more books or anything else.

$ 299.00 AT AMAZON

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