Scenario: you've just moved in, everything is everywhere and all you want is to feel at home already. For us, that means among other things, having our books out and accessible. We didn't have a decent bookcase, so books stayed in boxes that took up valuable space, if only we'd seen this things might have looked better. These images from theshutdoor's Flickr page prove you can make piles of books look good with a little effort.
Theshutdoor's whole house is very serene and full of light, check it out here.