"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.” -- Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." -- C.S. Lewis
I have a display in the corner of my living room that I basically think of as my "homage to books."
First there's the book tree, reverently kept under glass in its golden urn, ready to grow new volumes and tales:
When our library closed for a major renovation, we pitched a lot of old items we hadn't used in ages. I had to rescue this "quiet please" sign though...the perfect decoration for a librarian's home.
And a couple of volumes even act as a platform for the plant at top.
The newest bookshelf in the house is only partially filled. Don't worry...this will change quickly enough.