Very versatile piece! Use as a side table, a dressing table, a place to answer phones and handle paperwork, or a student desk. The bookshelf you see sitting on top of the desk is NOT included. It is an additional $325 and includes rings that hang from the bottom bracket for papers that must be attended to or complete school projects from your child. Since it may have been sold separately, it is not include in the shop. EMAIL to ask if it is yet available and the cart will be adjusted to $1620 for you to buy both.