Bookshelves are designed to hold books . The problem is that they aren\’t really the best shelves for displaying objects. They are thick, deep, and have limited viewing space. Since you only really need to see the spines of books, the interior part of a bookshelf is darker and less visible. A display shelf should allow you to see everything on the shelf, not only what\’s on the outside edge. Here are 5 simple and inexpensive things you can do to increase the viewable area of your shelves, and turn them into great display shelves.