I totally have this book stand in my classroom right now and used it for magazines, which I hated....kids constantly hit it and knocked the magazines off. HOWEVER, using it for books may totally work. I love that it does not take up much room.
The City Sage: Global Throw Pillows from House of Cindy
Love the colours! Particularly the chandelier and the mustard yellow velvet footstool. Don't think the ceilings in our lounge are high enough to take a chandelier though http://www.houzz.com/photos/11887721/Eclectic-Living-Room-eclectic-living-room-london