A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann
Some of my favorite shelf decor that with a touch of bookcase styling e.g. adding items other than books, have been 'chic'ed' up to avoid your pride and literatage looking like a stuffy old library. And glamor this pretty should never be sssshhhhh'ed!
Source: Sarah Swanson design
Source: Belle Maison
Source: Catherine Kwong design for San Francisco Decorators Showcase
Source: Lonny Mag, Lauren Gold design, Patrick Cline photographer
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb