Sep 132012

This week’s question:
How do you organize/store your books? Do you go through them often? Or
do you pretty much just shelve them and then leave them alone until
you need them?

My answer:
What a fun question!!  However, looking at my shelves, it’s time to do a little rearranging.

I am surrounded by 3 different shaped bookcases, each with it’s own purpose in my office/reading room.   The corner bookcase is for books I have finished reading and are lined up by height with photo albums on the bottom shelf.  The top shelf is for electronics.  Th 3 shelf bookcase holds my precious signed copies of books. And the bottom 2 shelves are books I have won over the years.  Again all shelved by height.  And the big 5 shelf one holds 2 shelves of requested review books, cataloged with a post it that holds date received, from who, date of review and any notes.  These are stored in the order that I receive them.  The next 2 shelves are TBR personal shelves that are lined up by height.  The bottom shelf is TBR PBs, which are doubled up in width and height so that they fit.  And my EReaders sit on the table next to my recliner.

Most of the shelves are left alone except for my requested review shelves. Those shelves I visit often especially when I’m almost done with my current read and need to decide what’s next.

What about you?  Do you organize your books in a certain way?

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  7 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. Interesting system! I also separate my signed copies from the others…but other than that, the read books are shelved alphabetically. Here’s the story of what happens along the way from unread to read:


  2. I shelve my books, but I am not a saver of books, what my friends and family don’t take after I finish reading them I donate to the library. Yes even my signed copies. The library doesn’t mind if they are signed.

  3. I had my books arranged perfectly for a little while, but it didn’t last long. I really need to redo my whole system.

  4. I had one big bookcase that held everything with barely any distinction, except for my antiques. Now that I’m moving of to uni, I probably won’t even have enough bookspace and start using the floor! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    My BTT
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. I hoard and give away too!

    Here is my post!!

  6. I’ve considered putting my signed books in a special section. Ideally it would be a glass case – like a china cabinet.

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