The bookeshelves are broken but you can still use anything you can store the book in. You do NOT have to close the container either. First, open the chest (above bookshelf in whiterun for example) or any container you can store items in. Then, read the book in your inventory. Now select a path and hit B then store the book. Scroll up to the "Chest" area and take the book (skips the (Do Not Read) part and the book does not open). Now repeat this all. This has been tested and confirmed.