Put your books to work on your walls as shelves. Hang them in multiples to build a unique showcase for your lightweight whimsical collectibles.
Find some cloth- or leather-bound books with beautiful spines that will work well together as a grouping.
Buy two sets of brackets, using one set for below the books and a single bracket for above. Measure the thickness of each book and start drilling.
Slide each book between the top and bottom brackets before placing light-weight objects on it.