Speaking of books I thought of this bookshelf that is behind our front door. I found the baskets at Ikea and junk shops for our shoes, one basket for each of us. It is a tad messy, but not as bad as if the shoes were dumped on the floor.
The baskets on top are my "pass on" baskets. One if for E and my extended families (there is always stuff to hand over...). The other is for friends. Very handy right behind the door, ready to go......I love baskets.