These would make an awesome staircase to an attic. I would love to see some Harry Potter books on there. This would also be cool with movie titles on it as well. I love this staircase--- more folks should do stuff like this.
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.