Originally Posted by derangedhermit
I've already set it to just show text, no icons. That does indeed help.
Are you using the narrow or wide layout? If you're not using wide, you should try it. Modern 16x9 screens really lack vertical space, but have tons of horizontal room. The wide layout moves the book details pane over to the right of the book list, rather than the bottom, thus freeing up a ton of vertical room. Or just turn off book details entirely.