Two part question:
In an ideal world, what kind of book cases would you have? Built-ins? Barrister ones with glass doors? The cheapest you could find so you could have lots of them?
And … what kind of bookcases do you REALLY have?
Someday when I win the lottery and built my mansion, I intend to have a library with full, built in shelves that will, most likely, be stuffed to the gills with books that I love. Or at least the books that I intend to read at some point in my lifetime.
As for now, I’ve got stand alone bookcases that aren’t the cheapest around, but have been picked up at various points over the years — from family, garage sales, etc. And yes, they have tons of books of them — both that I’ve loved and some I’m waiting to read.