These bookends are a modern delight. The bookends are whimsical and stylish. Any book lover will enjoy watching these bookends hold up their books. The base of the non-slip bookends are padded to minimize scratches and prevent slipping. Use as a modern accent on a bookshelf and add a layer of style to any shelf. The modern look of these bookends will definitely make a a dramatic statement. These bookends make a great gift for any book lover that embraces style and the joy of reading.