A well-curated bookshelf is something of an art form. A visually compelling mix of books, photos, objets d'arts, small oil paintings, stones from the beach adds a bookish and bohemian vibe to any room. Some examples of shelves we admire.
this is how we do it --- my books, and your records - A faithful shelving system bearing its load of books, vinyl and audio equipment. Notice the semi-wall mounted structure with stabilising feet for the heavy load