pull-out shelves that you can step on to reach the top! Garage shelving idea: the lower shelves actually glide out so you can step to reach top shelved items. Then they slide back to the wall. This would be so easy to DIY!
I don't know how practical any of this is (books in close proximity to bathing, bathtub in the middle of the room); but wow,is it beautiful! And the books tucked in like that would be wonderful in a huge, gabled attic. designed by Giopato & Coombes