Not Just For Books: Our Favorite Barrister Bookcase Storage Solutions

May 29, 2018

Favorite storage solutions from Hale Barrister Bookcases

For over 100 years, the Hale Barrister Bookcase has been a law office fixture, with its classic lift up, sliding glass doors, trusted with protecting law journals, books and law binders from dust and unauthorized access. Hale Barrister Bookcases have a very loyal following, including antique bookcase enthusiasts and brand new fans who love the versatility of the new bookcase styles and use them to store just about anything, from vinyl records to favorite wines.

Versatile Storage, Favored For Generations

A family business since 1907, Hale Barrister Bookcases are still made in the USA from North American hardwood and built with the same handcrafted quality. Unlike cheap, particle-board imitations sold by other furniture companies, Hale Barrister Bookcases are made from solid wood with a clever interlocking design. The fully assembled, stackable modular design has made the Hale Barrister Bookcase a perennial favorite for generations. The stacking glass door shelf sections, wood door shelf sections, and drawer sections can be re-arranged and re-configured in any combination, at any time, in any room.

Favorite Barrister Bookcase Storage Ideas

Whether you purchase a new Hale Barrister Bookcase or repurpose an heirloom piece, here are some of our favorite storage ideas:

Vinyl Record Storage

At 15-3/4 inches deep, the Extra Deep Heritage collection is ideal for vinyl record storage. The receding glass doors protect records from dust and are available with optional locks to safeguard rare recordings.

Hale Extra Deep Barrister Bookcases have enough room to store and protect vinyl record collections.

CDs, Photos, Video Games and Other Media

The Heritage Extra Deep Open Shelf with a Storage Drawer section is ideal for displaying media or collectibles on the shelf and concealing other media in the built-in drawer below. This shelf section style is also great for organizing video games on the shelf, with controllers and headsets stored in the drawer below.

Hale Extra Deep Heritage Barrister Bookcase Shelf with Drawer Section organizes media.

Collectibles, Crystal and China

Not your typical china cabinet, a Barrister Bookcase transitions gracefully to the kitchen, dining room or breakfast nook. With optional locks, you can protect Grandma’s antique gravy boat or commemorative Game of Thrones® chalices.

Ideal for a dining room, this Hale Heritage Barrister Bookcase configuration displays and safeguards collectibles, fine china and crystal.

Best Combo For Wine and Book Collectors

By popular demand, we now offer wine rack inserts that fit in the Extra Deep Heritage Barrister Bookcase collection. For those who enjoy a good book discussion over a nice bottle of wine, the Barrister Bookcase Wine Cabinet has all the space you need to organize your most cherished books, along with your favorite vintages.

The Hale Heritage Barrister Bookcase with wine racks is ideal for book discussions over a bottle of wine.


Every household or workplace has its share of accumulated stuff that isn’t display-worthy. The Barrister Bookcase Double Door Shelf Section is perfect for keeping other essentials in order and out of sight.

Hale Heritage Bookcase with double door shelf sections, finished in white birch wood.

Shop the Hale Barrister Bookcase collections and learn more about custom storage solutions for your home or business.