The Serpentin Library does what many bookshelves do not, it allows one to get a good full view of the cover rather than a peek at the fine print on the spine. It may not store as many novels as the sort of piece that arranges them perpendicular to the wall, but there are several benefits to taking this approach.
Thibault Pougeoise's design is ideal for displaying some of your more prized publications -- great titles and those with brilliantly decorated dust jackets. You might only place between one and four volumes upon each projecting rung, offering an optimal view of the front one with your less impressive stories tucked in behind. The Serpentin Library, with its playful Snakes and Ladders assembly constructs a unique wall-mounted element to be both ornamental and useful in your home.