If I didn't have books stuffed from end to end of every bookshelf and windowsill of my apartment, I'd be all over these kickass bookends by Knob Creek Metal Arts. Made of solid steel, they depict a range of subjects and themes, but my favorites are the ones that look like scenes from stories.
There's a sea serpent stalking a ship, a venus flytrap stalking a woman, a UFO stalking humans, a psychotic murderer stalking a showering woman...a lot of stalkerish themes, in short. But there's also a father pushing his daughter on a swing, Jack and his beanstalk, Frankstein's monster and his bride, and a variety of animals. The shop also creates custom orders.
The simpler bookends cost $62.99, and the more elaborate scenes will run you $64.99. Shipping within the U.S. is free (!), $25 to Canada, and $39 to everywhere else. Through January, you can use the promo code WINTER to get 15% off your order.
Browse all of Knob Creek Metal Arts' offerings here.