Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Book storage

This week's Booking Through Thursday is:

How do you store your books? On bookcases? In piles? In piles on bookcases? Are they sorted? Do you know where everything is? What’s the most creative storage you’ve seen or used for your books?

 My books are most definitely sorted, or at least loosely. Read and unread books are kept separate by putting read books to the left of a shelf and unread ones on the right, except of course if it's a series - you can't separate a series, that's just wrong. I have an area on one bookshelf for foreign language books, another for poetry, another for non-fiction, and then the main bulk is made up of English language fiction.

For the most part my books live in (and on top of) traditional bookshelves (which I won't show you pictures of, you people know what bookshelves are) but I do have an overflow shelf made of a wire bathroom shelf I found in the street plus hardback books. Rest assured that no books were harmed in the making of that shelf.

How about yourselves, what's the most creative improvised bookshelf you've made or seen?


Anonymous said...

I like the towel rack idea! Very creative (and off the streets free is definitely a bonus!)

Here is my Booking Through Thursday!

Dithers said...

It's a towel rack, that's what it is! I knew I'd seen them in bathrooms before but couldn't work out what a shelf without shelves could be used for.

I am very envious of your lovely huge bookcase though!