When we moved into our new house I spent a lot of time researching book displays for Poppet's new bedroom, she had just turned one and loved being read to so I really wanted to nurture her interest in books.
I wanted her books to look inviting and approachable and for her to be able to choose what she wanted to read. I started off looking at shelving units where the front of the book faces you rather than the spine, they were out of our price range though. Eventually, somewhere on the internet ( I am going to guess it came from the pages of Apartment Therapy), I saw some people had used Ikea Ribba picture ledges for their children's books. It was just what I was after and at only £8 a ledge, the whole thing only cost us £32.
I love how the book fronts make the room look so colourful and it really makes a feature out of them. The only drawback is the capacity as they can only hold so much but we keep all the rest of the books in plastic storage boxes and rotate them regularly. She can't reach the higher up ones yet but can point out to us which ones she wants. Her little book shelves and bed corner is my favourite part of the house (mostly because we have not yet finished decorating most of the rest!)