There’s obviously been a lot of questions about the shelf and I probably won’t answer them all, but here’s the answer to the question of whether it can actually hold weight. Here I have put some of the largest books in my collection along with a few of my smaller favorites. Loaded up like this didn’t stress the shelf. It only became very top heavy and threatened to fall on me once or twice when I carelessly moved books around. @darkhorsecomics should note The Goon library editions fit perfectly and the Kabuki library editions stick out only slightly, so you know what size to make The Mask when you get to it.