Looking for an eye-catching, center-piece for your room without the cost and mess of a real fire?
An electric fireplace with bookshelves on each side is your best bet.
Whether you want to use the bookshelves to actually store books or to display ornaments or media accessories, the options we’ve chosen below will be sure to highlight your favorite home decor.
In a hurry? Here’s our top 3 picks for best electric fireplace with bookshelves on each side.
Best traditional looking electric fireplace with bookcase
- available in colors: espresso, glazed pine, ivory and mahagony
- can be plugged into a standard 120v outlet
- supplied with remote control
- can heat a room up to 400 sq. feet
- overall size: 70.25″ W x 14″ D x 42.25″ H
Best electric fireplace with bookshelves on each side
A faux stone electric fireplace with adjustable shelves
The SEI Furniture Gallatin is a stunning faux stone fireplace with bookshelves on each side.
It features 4 adjustable shelves and 2 fixed shelves to allow you to organize your books in a way that suits your needs.
The electric fireplace itself can heat a room up to 400 sq. feet in size and can be controlled via remote control or a panel on the front of the insert.
The remote control adjusts the thermostat, timer and flames.
The flames can be turned on with or without heat for year round ambiance.
The fact the fireplace has a thermostat is rare in this price range and is a much more convenient way of heating a room than just a timer alone.
The unit itself is fairly easy to put together and all hardware is labeled with spares in case of any accidents.
An elegant centerpiece electric fireplace with built in shelves
The SEI Furniture Tennyson is one of the most stoic-looking electric fireplaces and will definitely be the centerpiece of any room.
The bookcase itself features 6 fixed shelves of equal height. This shouldn’t be a problem for most sized books or media as the height of each shelf is sufficiently tall.
The firebox features realistic, multicolor flickering flames and glowing crystal embers with a faux interior brick design for a super lifelike look.
The fireplace itself can heat a room up to 400 sq. feet in size and has temperature settings ranging from 62-82 degrees at 4 degree intervals.
It can be controlled via the supplied remote control or panel on the insert itself. You can control the thermostat settings, timer, logs, and flames separately.
You can use the flames with or without the heater so you can have the cozy look of a fire in the summer months.
The main, middle mantel can accommodate a flat panel TV up to 65″ (base of 40″W overall).
If you’re handy when it comes to DIY the whole fireplace can be put together in as little as an hour, or a couple of hours if you aren’t used to flatpack furniture.
A clean, modern electric fireplace with shelves on both sides
The Ameriwood Home Lamont is the most modern, crisp-looking electric fireplace featuring bookshelves on either side.
Both the white and black finish versions of the surround feature a dark grey marble effect around the fireplace insert for a super elegant and expensive look.
The patented AltraFlame technology included in the fireplace creates a super realistic flame effect, while the fireplace itself can heat a room up to 400 sq. feet in size and features a touchpad control screen as well as a remote control to change the temperature thermostat, flame brightness, and heat settings.
The flames can be on with or without the heat setting being turned on for continuous aesthetics without the need for heat.
The fireplace is relatively simple to assemble and can be done in roughly 3 hours if you are good with flatpack assemblies. It is supplied with a wall anchor kit to prevent the fireplace from tipping over if leaned on.
A traditional looking electric fireplace with bookshelves on each side
The SEI Furniture Chantilly electric fireplace offers a simple yet elegant design that will suit any room in a traditional home, whether that be your farmhouse kitchen or your cozy living room.
The fireplace features a classic brick style interior with optional down light illumination.
The bookcase features 6 fixed shelves that are tall enough to fit most sized books, media accessories, or home decor.
The fireplace can heat a room up to 400 sq. feet in size and has the option to have the flames on with or without the heat turned on.
The fireplace is relatively simple to assemble and can be assembled within a couple of hours alone or less with more people.
A shorter, traditional looking electric fireplace with bookshelves on each side
The Cambridge Sanoma electric fireplace offers a traditional look, similar to some of the other fireplaces on this list, but is shorter in height.
Perfect if you have low ceilings, or want to fit a large TV above the fireplace.
While the fireplace and surround look stunning, the heat given off by the fireplace is a lot less than all of the other fireplaces.
However, if you are looking for a fireplace for the looks and not for the heat, this is no problem.
The fireplace can be turned on with or without heat and offers plenty of different flame brightness’s and color’s to choose the scene that suits you.
The 6 side shelves are fixed but offer plenty of height to fit all of your books and media accessories.
It’s super simple to assemble and comes with crystal clear instructions to turn it from a flat pack to a beautiful centerpiece of your room.