Mommo Design has a bunch of inspiration for girly reading nooks. These quiet corners contain fluffy pillows, rugs, cushions, usually a canopy, and of course lots of books. I think the idea is very cute and I'd love to do this for my daughter's room.
Photo by Francis Amiand.
Pretty wood on top of a low shelving unit -easy to make! Could do this on top of a white shelving unit too.