That list is awesome!!
We have a hutch in our living room that we keep "pretty" books on the top shelf, and videos & DVDs in nice cases on the bottom 2 shelves. Among our "pretty" books are Bibles, the Harry Potter series, the Magic Treehouse series, the Chronicles of Narnia series, Eragon (I don't have the other 2 books), some Reader's Digest condensed books.
On my shelves in our book closet, I have books 2 and 3 deep. I don't have a choice.
I like the other decorating ideas, too!