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The Deal: Bookshelves and more in Conran Shop sale

January 21, 2011 |  7:00 am

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If you have a weakness for truly clever storage for books -- yes, actual books with paper pages -- check out the Conran Shop's winter sale.

MDF_Italia_Random_Bookcase_umo The New York-based site is offering at least 20% off all furniture including the late designer Egon Riss' wonderful birch plywood Isokon Penguin Donkey bookcase, a 1939 design shown above; regularly $1,150, it's now $920.

The black version of MDF Italia's Random Shelving Unit, shown at right in white, is 50% off, now $1,425.

One more example: Bruno Rainaldi's vertical Ptolomeo Book Stand in white, regularly $1,850, is now $1,450.

The winter sale includes other furnishings and holiday fare reduced by up to 75%. The bright orange bristly Coco tree is a favorite at $12.50. Some lighting, kitchen accessories and pillows are reduced too.

The sale continues online through Jan. 30.

(866) 755-9079

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: The Conran Store

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