• 2 Built-ins that extend over the tops of doors and windows always create a cozy feel. We like the way a few beloved objects are tucked in with the books, but books still predominate. From Scott Engler's home on Design*Sponge.
• 4 Isn't half the fun of a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf getting a ladder, preferably with wheels, and dangling from it while perusing your collection? This particular ladder is beautiful and unusual (probably more decorative than practical, but we love it anyway). Also from The Estate of Things (via I Suwannee).
• 5 For a controlled, uniform look, you can consider turning the spines of your books out... but wait! Look a little closer at this photo and you'll see that those aren't books at all! It's bookcase wallpaper, which looks amazing set against the surrounding black walls. We love it! Great for earthquake-phobics who can't quite make the floor-to-ceiling bookcase plunge. From Gemma Ahern's home (featured on Design*Sponge).
For more tall bookshelf inspiration from Apartment Therapy, see Sarah Coffey's post about bookshelf walls.