The designs vary widely, to suit any preference and décor. Among these modern bookends you can find products that celebrate the Japanese nambu tetsu tradition. Made from cast iron, they feature animal silhouettes with a stylized design. For those who have a soft spot for an industrial aesthetic, there’s plenty of choice; from architectural designs inspired by weapons of war to solid brass bookends that will become even more beautiful over time. Geometric bookends with a simple but bold appearance will please any fans of minimalist design. Regardless of their style, these modern bookends truly come to life when placed on a shelf, among your favorite books.