Stand-alone bookshelves are easily the most irritating of all furniture forms. If they're not built in or dimensionally exact, I'm almost assured to want to throw them out. Practically all they do is a make an obnoxiously redundant formal element that clutters the eye level of one's living space with ugly-as-shit spines of psychology textbooks and crossword puzzle compilations. You already have a floor to resist gravity's effects on the books. There's simply no need for people to devote an 8x3x1 patch of wall and floor space so they can have instantaneous access to books they'll never need. Throw the fucking books in the closet or under the bed so they're out of sight and then go fetch one in the rare instance you decide to abandon the Duck Dynasty marathon on tv to read one.