I had a fight with my neighbor this morning. I never meant to raise my voice to her, but she went on and on about how messy having books in a bookcase was. We have a reading nook at the corners of each wing, with a bookcase and books...she's been taking all the books out and putting them elsewhere in the building.
That arrangement sounds odd to me. I assume you live in an apartment or condominium complex? I've seen buildings with communal swimming pools, rec rooms, tennis courts, and fitness centers, but never a common reading room.