Here is a 'novel' way to store and display your books. These ingenious metal hangers make books appear as though they are floating in air. You could dangle a few in a column in a corner, perfect for the 'loo', or hang a bunch from the available bar and it could be used an interesting room divider. A single row across the bar would be fantastic in the kitchen for cookbooks.
The hangers called 'Salkim' are available for about 19.50 Euros. The bar they hang them from is 59 Euros, from the German company Des rote Paket.