When I grow up, I am going to have a scary gothic library, ala Northanger Abbey. It will look something like this.
If that’s not possible I would settle for the set from Black Books but I’m a neat freak so it would look more like this:
If there is a cranky, drunken Irishman named Bernard living there, that will just be a bonus.
Some things to think about, anyway. Don’t give up, Self, think of the shelf walls. Think of the scary library.