As a lover of books I'm always interested in seeing how people arrange them and I cannot imagine a home without books. That look in the top photo with bookshelves extending from floor to ceiling is something I'd love to have in my future home - I have a crush on that reading nook. I love it when the ceiling is so high that you have a reason to add a ladder to reach the books in the top shelves. Add a fireplace to that equation and my knees go weak.
I like my books where I can see them, I need them to be accessible, and I like to have a few of them spread around the home, on a coffee table, end tables, etc. I think there is only one way of storing books that I cannot stand and that is arranging them in shelves by colour. I can't even look at it.
What about you, how do you arrange your books? If you arrange them by colour you can say so, I won't bite.