Oooh, I could use one of these. Check this out... it's a chair that also functions as a bookshelf.
No need to ever get up, except for you know, food and stuff. Or to get a book from the back of the chair.
Although (as pixie stix kids pix points out), it looks rather uncomfortable, doesn't it? And where would you put your feet? You don't want to accidentally kick the books on the bottom shelf, and you'd hate to block your book access by placing a footstool in front of the chair. And you couldn't put the chair against a wall or in a corner because then you couldn't get to all your books.
The same designer, Nobody&Co, also makes unusual and creative book shelves.
They look incredibly cool, but I'd need at least fifty to accommodate my burgeoning book collection.
Plus, alphabetical order would be a nightmare, wouldn't it? Or am I the only one that alphabetizes their personal books?
My husband would love it. He firmly believes that books should be shelved by size... not by title, author or subject.
Update: I showed the bookshelf picture to my husband. He said that while he definitely thinks books should be shelved by size, he also thinks that this particular bookshelf is far too inefficient for him. He says it would be more effective if you could move the pegs around.