The sides are actually carved out, they aren't just a picture. The display holds a decent amount of books too! And, the kids love to see the fronts of the books - they're much more likely to pull out the books if they can see the pictures! The piece is well built and holds many books. I would highly recommend this product.
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Safari Book Storage shelf
By: GLORIA, MI
This is so cute...Easy to put together and very cute to look at. Well worth the money.