The Italian designers at Nobody & Co. have combined a chair with a bookshelf to develop the Bibliochaise. Although not the only bookshelf/chair hybrid, this is definately one of my favorites. Removable cushions are available in many colors, and the chair itself can be finished in oak, black, or white. The designers claim the chair can hold 5 meters of books. A matching ottoman is also available…you know, for paperbacks. (Iwould love to see an entire sofa version.) I imagine if Plato had envisioned a throne for his philosopher king, it would have looked something like this.