This is the kind of shelf in which I feel I have the most expertise, because I have five of them in a pretty modestly-sized one bedroom apartment, and, frankly, they look pretty ballin’. My boyfriend and I are both in academia, and on top of that we both really like reading fiction, so, needless to say, we’ve got a whole ton of books. Like, we’d need tow trucks to move them all. That said, we need somewhere to put them. In fact, even though I have all those aforementioned bookshelves, I still have books stacked on top of existing bookshelves, and on the storage chest beside our couch. In fact, I’ve had to start using books as bookends for stacked books. It’s beautiful madness.