Im not sure how big you are planning on doing,I like a plainer for rough boards runningit thru this then my table sander,pretty much eliminates alot of orbital and hand sander.
A joiner,plainer,tablesaw,table router,cordless tools,radial armsaw,drill press,drumsander,lathe,a vaccum system, do not need to sweep so darned often.
Are alot of little hand and speciality tools too.Get a feel for what you are going to do.
My dad makes alot of things dressers,cupboards,entertainments,shelves,plate holders,hutches,benches,plant stands,his entertainment stands sell for $1400.00 made of oak just to give you an idea of what you can do.These are just some of the tools he has in his shop,he's retired and only does this for a hobby using mostly oak and maple.
If all you are going to do is slap together 4 sides with an opening and call it a bookstand well then you could get by with just some wood screws an orbital,cordless drill,and a tablesaw.
But if you wanna create and make things with raised panel doors or with glass insets in them or make a pattern in your design to give it a warm feeling then you need to figure out whats best fit for your creativity.