As we've brainstormed, I suspect it will get more chotchkies than just books like this one from ShinyNewThing.
And I can't find the original reference for this quilt (help me find the maker!) I suspect this is what Robin's shelves really look like. I need a section or 2 of these magazines.
This will be a slow process with me making some books as the fabric shows up.
Here's my master plan (such as it is). 6 shelves ranging from 8-14". Life sized books: 7-9" paperback, 10" hardback, 11" cookbooks. I'll use black for the background. Brown for the shelving. If you have any selvages I could use for the magazines please send them my way. Also, I need a good section on bird books. Let me know if you want to make this along with me and maybe we can arrange for some fabric swaps!