One of the fun parts about owning books is organizing them. There is just something so calming and exciting about organizing one’s beloved treasures. Then afterwards you get to marvel at the beauty that is your too meticulously arranged books. A perfectly legit book nerd pastime. And there are so many way books can be displayed by:
- Title: A to Z
- Title: Favorite to Least Favorite
- Author: First Name A to Z
- Author: Last Name A to Z
- Author: Favorite to Least
- Page Count
- Hardcover to Paperback
- Series: A to Z
- Standalone: A to Z
- Publication Date
and so on.
I actually don’t own a bookshelf (sadness!), so I use whatever space is available but will also showcase my darling books the best. I prefer to organize my books by height overall. Then I follow sub-arrangements as applicable:
- If there’s a series printed the same way, I go by book 1 to last (left to right).
- If it’s books of the same height but different authors, I go by a visually appealing transition (like this book’s spine looks good next to this one).
- Non-series authors or authors I have random books from are positioned by page count (and/or by publication date if applicable).
- Hardcover books tend to precede paperbacks (the par for course).
It seems like such a silly thing, I know, but it works for me and makes my books look beautiful. Next time I rearrange my books, I’ll probably try by color or author.
Question for you: How do you organize your books?