Among the things we find heartening and inspiring, are messy stacks of books just ready for exploring…
(…a far cry from the ubiquitous, impossible-to-actually-get-into stacks of artbooks used as home decor elements.)
Related posts: stacked-book display cases and other great ideas via scott newkirk
sighting: shelves made of stacked books (books as bricks)
alt bookcases: stacks on stands
magazine storage d-i-y: belt them!