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Bookends are light weight, quality OK. "German Beech?" Who knows? They don't stand very tall. They would work well at containing paperback books or smaller hard backs. Don't understand "Non-Skid" in title, the metal tabs that go underneath the books don't have any rubber material or other to prevent them from slipping or sliding on a shelf.
These are perfect for a good row of books (20-30). They are sturdy and nice looking without being obnoxious. They have little skid stops that you can add for extra strength which is nice. I saw some people saying they don't work for large books...I find this untrue, simply stack smaller books in front of the book-end first and larger in the middle. Of course if your organizing system doesn't allow for this, you may have issues. Overall, I would definitely buy these again.
This is the second set I have bought of the choices you get and I love the simplicity of them. I also like the fact that it is not as big as the book so, on an open book case, you can see the cover of the books on the ends. Will most probably buy another pair for another growing book pile.