For visual variety, alternate your book displays between vertical rows and horizontal stacks. The latter works especially well for larger, coffee table literature, like art books. A stack should usually require only 3-4 books, arranged by size from largest to smallest on top. Look for ones with thick spines and bold typography, and consider topping the stack with a small, decorative object (or two). We used a pair of complementary ceramic sculptures, but small planters or memorabilia work equally well.