Book Nook in a fireplace that is no longer usable. Very creative use of space. Just make sure to clean that fireplace well before putting any books in there and to seal things to prevent water damage or pests from coming down the chimney.
The Shambles, York, North Yorkshire. "The oldest street in York is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and In the late century was known for its number of butchers. The meat would hang in the shadows of the overhanging buildings away from the sun.