Our initial inclination for placing books on a bookcase or shelves, is to prop them up. Placing them horizontally feels modern, especially in large groupings.
And when stacked beside a fireplace, when then you’re an out of the box thinker and ultra hip.
Try this with your magazines too.
An easy change that doesn’t cost any money. Unless you feel the need to buy new books.
images via my ideal home, camilla freeman via Parlour, unknown