If reading is your hobby and you enjoy reading a book in a living room, then consider having 2-tier revolving bookcase table next to your sofa. It offers storage space to keep your favorite books while the tabletop is ready for you to put a cup of drink.
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Revolving Bookcase Side Table
Revolving Bookcase History
Besides 2-tier design free standing next to the sofa, there are revolving tabletop bookcase and tower type. This kind of furniture design has been found in 8th- and 9th-century Chinese texts. It has been documented in imperial China and Knwon as ZhuanLunTang.
The following is information grab from Wikipedia:
“Revolving bookcases were popularized in Buddhist monasteries during the Song Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Taizu, who ordered the mass printing of the Buddhist Tripiṭaka scriptures. An illustration of a revolving bookcase is depicted in Li Jie’s architectural treatise the Yingzao Fashi.”