I’m a huge bibliophile, and I love the look of this pretty stack of books on an all white mantle (the elephant is pretty great as well).
This is pretty close to what my house looks like right now– stacks of books everywhere (I’m moving!), though minus the awesome Gothic inspired bench and table.
And speaking of pretty books, have you seen these clothbound books by Penguin? I don’t care much for Dickens, but that book cover is to die for. And, oh yes, these books are available at my all time favorite store, Anthropologie.