At the back of the dining room area you could put a wall-to-wall bookcase filled with books. If you don't have that many books you can have a display bookcase where you place nick backs, a few books, some magazine, sculptures etc.
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The alcove off the Writing Room in the Tower at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent where the main body of Vita Sackville-West's personal library of books are stored. Sissinghurst was the home of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson, near Cranbro