I recently rearranged the books on my shelves featuring (1) a shelf organized by color, (2) a shelf of creams and blacks, and (3) a shelf of miscellaneous school books. So I decided to post some pictures. Cleary I have been avoiding work. Anyone else need their bookshelves organized?
I have lots more books, but these are most of my first collection hardcovers. I’ve actually been weeding through my paperbacks in order to gather trade-ins to take the used bookstore. When I was in New Orleans, I traded in 15 of my used paperbacks to get a first edition of Louise des Bernieres‘s Corelli’s Mandolin (retail: $45).
I love having books around. They make a room cozy, and the various colors and designs are so pleasing to the eye.
I like the way the black-covered books look grouped together — the titles really pop.
I also think books generally look better in height order (unless you’re grouping them some other way, such as by color), because otherwise books can look like a jumbled mess.
How do you organize your books?