Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)
Its my dream to have a library ladder in my house someday. Floor to ceiling bookcases offer plenty of space to showcase a vast collection of books. A ladder gives access to books placed high on the bookcase.
Books, books and more books! I've always wanted to have a high-ceilinged room with books from floor to ceiling. so high in fact, that you need one of those slidey-ladders to reach the uppermost shelves.