Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shelving Saturday - #1

Welcome to Shelving Saturday
Week #1

So I am starting what I hope will become one of those weekly events that other book bloggers can join.  I have 3 beautiful cherry book shelves but more books than can possibly fit on them so I am constantly
re-arranging my books.  I can't ever seem to settle on how I want the books arranged. 

So for this first week, the question is how do you arrange your bookshelves? Do you arrange by genre, alphabetical by author or title? Or as my husband suggested by size for easy packing? Or do you even have a system?

My current system is based on genre, I have a shelf for classics and poetry, a shelf for teen/ middle reader, a shelf for young adult, a couple shelves for fantasy, one for romance, one for historical, one for all animal books, one for children's books and one dedicated entirely to Robin Cook. 

And then of course I have the infamous stack of books to read sitting next to my shelves (it has grown over waist high double depth).

So lets here your shelving methods.  You can leave a comment here or you can post on your own blog and link back to here (and leave me the link so we can all check it out).

Thank you!


  1. Well, my shelves are a disaster area ATM, with my insisting on adding new books on a regular basis, lol. I used to have them all in alphabetical order according to author. I loved it that way. But, I have at least doubled my books (if not tripled) since and I basically have a size sorting going on to fit as many as possible in a small space. I'll take a picture and post it on my page this week for you. :)

  2. I have to applaud you for being organized. That bookshelf looks so neat and lovely - so different from mine. I have no method to my madness and have now taken to piling books on the floor. Alas.

  3. @ Jessica - it can get so overwhelming trying to alphabetize when you have a constant flow of incoming books, so hard to keep up! I look forward to seeing your photo!

    @ StephanieD - Thank you! It seems sometimes madness is the best organized! I bet you could find any book you wanted even though there isn't a method to it! Oh and believe me I have stacks of books on the floors too!