Table made from wooden magazine holders. up cycled base of office chair What if you stacked several layers of these and maybe skipped the base. What a great way to store magazines you are reading! From IKEA Hackers: KNUFF Transformable Coffee Table
This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.