Books on display: Cover books with smooth black card stock & write out your favorite verse or quote with a white crayon to give the appearance of a chalkboard. (Yes, you can actually use chalk, but one little touch will smear your words.
To be honest, recovering books to coordinate on your shelf seems a little frivolous. It's so pretty! And so many of the crafts I make are frivolous anyway. Because unnecessary crafting is fun. See how the justification works out?