Most are open but the random few that have a back to the shelf just add to the look. Whether you choose this in the very modern white or the more sophisticated walnut you will love how it makes your room look. Have a large open space that you want to cozy up? This contemporary bookshelf is perfect for that. Have a fabulous glass collection? Again – this is perfect. Made in italy by a wonderful small Italian company the quality and finish will delight you.