Don’t you just love seeing all those beautiful pictures of the gorgeously arranged book collections people are putting online? I do in any case. There’s the color coded arrangement that’s definitely becoming a hugely popular way of organizing books, but obviously you can go for more conventional methods such as by author, genre, alphabetical etc. . But are you for or against very strict organization of your bookshelves?
Beautiful: Let’s stop denying the fact that organized bookshelves can be a beautiful thing. This doesn’t need more explanation than that.
Finding books: This is a pretty obvious one in my opinion, because the correct organization will help you find any book you want super quickly. You’ll know exactly where to look to show of your favorite books to your friends.
Knowledge: If you have a great organizational system to your bookshelves, you’ll probably know which books are on your shelf. Especially when you are getting quite the extensive collection this could really come in handy.
Choosing a system: I personally don’t have any kind of system to my bookshelves. I put the books where I can find the place, just in the cluster that I bought them in. How does one decide upon a kind of system to organize the shelves? And even if I could decide, how long would this decision stick?
New books: What do you do when you get new books? Do you leave gaps in your system to accommodate future books? Do you put the new books on a separate shelf until you have enough to warrant a new organizational system? Do you try to squeeze them in as they come? Do they end up dislodging your whole system?
So where do you stand in this discussion? Are you an avid fan of organized bookshelves or are you more haphazard in placing your books like me? Sharing of your bookshelves is allowed and even encouraged! I’ll add in a picture of my own bookshelves once I get home, so look out for that.