We're big fans of multi-purpose furniture, so Levenger's cherry reader's wing table strikes us as a great idea: this is an end table with a mission.
For starters, there's plenty of room for books and magazines on the angled, lipped shelves. Then there's the top, a double surface with a top half that swings around 360 degrees so that you can bring it over your lap, for tip-tapping away or for reading one of the many paper tomes below, or maybe just for preventing the spilling of your drink.
The wing table reminds us of a visit to a massive card catalogue, with row after row of little compartments full of paper. (Do these things still exist in the age of computerized card catalogues?). And we like the way the curve of the table top is echoed in the leg design. Stylistically, we'll call it library-meets-Scandinavian, at least in the natural cherry version.
$298 at Levenger.