Even if you are not a big reader or book buyer, chances are you still need some vertical storage. Bookcases can become a place to store your most prized possessions and favorite memories. Your traditional bookcase that has solid sides and back, can get easily packed full (my own for example). These open shelving units or etageres beg for a bit more attention to display. As stunning as these bookcases are, you won’t want to bog them down with a lot of stuff. Let them be a place to highlight family photos, coffee table books, small sculptures, or that vase you put on your wedding registry, but still haven’t used.