How do you organize their bookshelves?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    (the post in OP is currently at the top of r/all on reddit)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      (I'm trans btw)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        (Don't know it that matters)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How did you know it comes from reddit huh? You post there?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am a moderator on 6 subreddits.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    broadly by genre/topic, then by size, decreasing from left to right

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't, I just randomly put them anywhere when I finish them

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man that's a lot of bullshit books, good lord do not zoom in on those titles.
    For general fiction, vaguely sorted by country and original publish date, poetry has its shelf as does history, philosophy and genre stuff.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can't see shit because of the resolution, I spotted 'Out' by Natsuo Kirino which is good though I guess

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Roasties unironically buy books just as decoration

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How else are you going to get upside down copies of Monte Cristo for porn?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Damn they have three copies of Count of Monte Cristo? They must really like the book. If I had to guess their favorite character from the book, I'd say Jim Caviezel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ye

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          women make fun of me for being autistic and then do shit like this

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You might be autistic if you don't assume that review from 2009 is taking the piss

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I zoomed in

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        God I hate zoomers

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Years ago I went through a phase of organizing books by things like the sum of the numerical values of the author's first and last initials, just to see who was paying attention. Only two people ever noticed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm surprised anyone noticed. I find it highly doubtful I would have.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >lego for adults sets on top of the bookcase
    those little houses go for like 300 bucks because they're 'made specially for adults' lol Jesus christ.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Organization is for women.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Organizing your bookshelf by color is fricking hilarious

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't. When I moved to my new place I bought 6 meters of floor to ceiling bookshelves and now I just chuck my books in there randomly. Its fairly easy to find a book I'm looking for just by how it looks and remembering what other books I put it near.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It does look nice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine if there’s a series or books by the same author but they’re all different colors so they’re all separated

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        reminds me of this

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  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have 3 Ikea Billy bookshelves and I used to sort them thematically, but now it's a mess.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't really organize, I just keep books by the same author together

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is what most normal people do. Makes more sense to clump up books that are by the same author or similar in themes.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've just been throwing them up in the order I complete them. If I'm autistic enough once I move I'll ordering them through LoC numbers.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have a bookshelf.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    oh that's nice innit

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I organise my shelf by publisher

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I expect this to be visually appealing as a publisher will use similar visual themes

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        looks soulless actually

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    firstly by literary fiction, fantasy and non fiction
    then by language and when it was written
    in the end it comes down to height and material

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >organize
    Why would I do that? Next time I think about something I'll pull half a dozen from the shelves and start walking all over the apartment leaving books on every table anyway. If they're organized today, they'll be disorganized tomorrow. On occasions where I try and bring some order to the chaos, I loosely group them by subject and personal importance.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >superhero stuff
    >ya romantasy/Sci fi
    >ya romance
    >star wars
    >sports
    >halo
    >misc

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God dammit it's you again, are there only 12 people that use this Mongolian basket weaving forum???

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It’s 13, I’m back from my hiatus.
        Captcha: AWMN

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are less then 30 people who regularly visit this board for sure

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cant afford physical books

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Poorly.
    Also I have way to little space for my books so I just put them wherever.
    I just try to keep books by the same author together and also books by the same publisher, if they have similar designs, since that just looks neat.
    Going to move to a new place soon and get a bigger bookshelf where I want to organize them better, but frankly have no idea how I'll go about it.
    Maybe just keep my good looking and rare books on eye level and above put everything else below

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why? That's so inefficient.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i don't know why i am so negative and hateful but for some reason i feel like people who do this and people who use social media to get compliments in general should be put down. the thought alone of someone rearringing their boomshelf to look like this, taking a picture of and uploading it to the internet in anticipation of likes, upvotes and nice encouraging comments makes me want to step outside and break a stranger's nose

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.reddit.com/r/funkopop/comments/74jklw/collection_spent_the_day_putting_these_in_order/
    why am i not surprised that this guy has an extensive funko pop collection. Jesus, this thread and that reddit user more specifically have ruined my day, my heart is beating faster by the minute and i am frothing at the mouth with rage. The thought of people leading a life like this and it being socially acceptable is terrifying.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i hope he bought shelves for these things

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        think of the irreparable damage done to the pristine boxed funkos unlucky enough to be sorted on the bottom row. no true funko enthusiast would allow this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I disagree with what you do but I will defend to the death your right to do it.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I own around 1,700 physical books. I am not wasting time organizing them like a fricking woman. At some point you simply have memorized each book’s location from just sheer exposure

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >At some point you simply have memorized each book’s location from just sheer exposure
      That's the funny thing: people who organize by color don't actually read their books.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As human history is organized—chronologically.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      heh nobody tells him

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Organizing books by color is the easiest way to tell me you haven’t actually read any of those books

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Pléiades rows
    >Penguin classics row
    >Favorites books/authors row near eyesight height
    >Genre rows (philosophy, mangas, poetry, chess books, etc.)
    >Disliked books rows at the bottom

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why keep the disliked books? I usually donate those or give them to people who are likely to enjoy them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I still invested time, effort, willingness into reading them. Also I can dislike something and still find some good in it.
        Never let me go, Ulysses, the republic, the sound and the fury are in my disliked books row, yet they dont deserve to be thrown away

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Any reason The Sound and the Fury is on the disliked shelf? I’d love to hear your thoughts

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine forgetting whether you have a book or not and having to resort to looking through every single book you have because you don't know which colour your edition could be

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have three book shelves:
    1. Fiction read
    2. Non-fiction read
    3. Unread
    Other than the unread shelf, which is just messily thrown there, the other two have authors together and, if there is only a book or two by an author, then somewhat by size in order to maximize shelf space.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, yes, very good. But what if an author has both fiction and non-fiction books?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They get separated. There is no non-fiction on the fiction shelf, and vice versa.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By genre, then alphabetically by the authors last name. Duh.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. Greek and Latin books (both translated, bilingual and the one Illiad in Greek I found)
    2. Latinamerican stuff, roughly divided by countries
    3. Euro classics (Russian, French and German mostly)
    4. and 5. Random stuff I haven't organized further

    I also have a pile with Medieval Spanish
    and a pile with random stuff since I ran out of shelf space.

    Been thinking of getting bookends and using the top of my bookshelf, but I always forget.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I organize my bookshelves by topic. I have one bookshelf for books I have already read on topics I no longer find interesting, a bookshelf for textbooks and books on topics I'm interested in reading about (e.g., native Americans, books on writing, complexity + brain algorithms, etc), and I have a bookshelf for books on topics I find the most fascinating, primarily nature writing, outdoors-y stuff, and polar exploration

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By topic,

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    full pic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The SCIENCE book
      Stopped reading there

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        THE PHILOSOPHY BOOK
        THE RELIGION BOOK
        THE BUSINESS BOOK
        THE FEMINISM BOOK
        What the hell is all that shit?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          stuff for people to not read. 50% of book sales are cover and spine art so normies can use them as decorations. The other 50% is porn for women

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its basically a 2-4 page summary of various thinkers in a field. It's like wikipedia in that its there to push you into looking for more.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can't think of anything more impractical, in terns of finding anything.
      then again, i worked in educational publishing and even teachers who use a text daily will most often refer to it by colour or cover: "the geology book with the orange cover", "the poetry book with the painting of Shakespeare", etc.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, librarian here. I do like the look, it is striking. But I know that there are series that are broken up, and it's making me itchy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ENTJ librarian here. IDGAF about lame color schemes in libraries. Organize shit by categorized information you nerds, and don't mald over petty junk like split series.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That looks so fricking gay.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By genre - author (sorted chronologically according to the earliest book I have of theirs)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how is carmilla

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I haven't got to it yet, I'm slowly but surely working my way through the early influential vampire fiction so it's next up on my list after I finish my copy of The Vampyre.

        I'd probably have read it by now but I got slowed down by my copy of Dracula's Guest including The Lair of the White Worm as a bonus. That was hard to get through.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2 shelves. One for fiction, one for nonfiction. Within each, divided by subject and then by author's last name. I do, however, include secondary works on an author with their works because I don't see a reason to put a book about Foucault anywhere but with the Foucault.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >fiction/non-fiction
    >geography/chronology
    >author/genre
    >interspersed secondary literature selections

    Exceptions for favorites or particular study interest. Most history in storage, same for novels that aren't in the favorite corral.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    audible sorts them for me

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By squares
    >lit
    >genre
    >philosophy/religion
    >bande dessinée/graphic novels

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/9RbTtj3.jpg

      I have an ikea bookshelf with squares, so I just try to keep the books in any given square within a rough theme

      This piece of furniture is for storing records not books. The empty space above your books looks bad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        maybe he only buys big books

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >sort books thematically
    >book is too tall to fit on the shelf

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some are in a bookshelf, some in a box, some in the space underneath a table, some randonmly lying around the house and the rest lying in a haphazard disorganized pile on my bedroom floor. In all fairness they're all different sizes so I don't see how they would fit in one bookshelf

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By theme, unless it doesn't fit on my shelf properly. Greek historians/ancient go together. Late Roman, Byzantine, 14 century England etc

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are those Penguin Classics unread... Mine got all white lines on the spine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because you handle books like an ogre

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Only older penguins or small ones have that. Or maybe you just handle your books terribly

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm glad there are actual good writers on this board

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >John Cena

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk lol

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a kindle

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Alphabetically by writer, genre fiction and slop i deem second rate on the second lowest shelf, lowest shelf is full of cookbooks randomly organized by cuisine.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In this order:
    >Biblical
    >Political Analysis/Science
    >Literatures
    >General Histories (in order of North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Orient, Africa)
    >Religion
    >Memoirs
    >Dictator Biographies
    >Reference

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >pirate book
    >load it onto phone
    >read it
    >delete it
    >next

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm buying my first home. I'm no interior decorator, but I'm thinking of going kind of "academic", at least in my home office / study. Does anyone have any book shelf recommendations?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >larp
      Also milk crates

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've got books to store (and comics) to store. There's no reason to go uber utilitarian (aside from the dying planet). Got to be a good consoomer and prove that I'm a functioning human being through the mere expenditure of wealth.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      handstained hardwood, custom cut to cover floor to ceiling

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have an ikea bookshelf with squares, so I just try to keep the books in any given square within a rough theme

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I get the feeling that these books have not been read very much.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In folders by theme, and inside that, by author if there's a bunch.

    Physical books are only re-re-re-reads, reference, or ones where being printed on paper matters like with illustrations or appendix reference etc

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when i see newspaper spread out like that, i immediately think of fish

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I hate when my kindle shits all over my bookshelf too

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do genre and alphabetical order of author surname within genre like bookstores do. I need another book shelf though since I have a bunch of my books in storage atm.

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have sections for different genres, which are the sorted by author and date of publication

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I organize my bookshelf by author's last name and then by publication date, keeping series together, with the exception of Douglas Adams as that was where I had room and didn't want to separate series which I would have had to do if I put him at the top shelf. I have a whole lot more books in a separate room that I hope to get more bookshelves for one day. Read a good chunk of these, haven't read some of them yet. But will get around to them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I organize my bookshelf by author's last name and then by publication date
      The Silmarillion came out after The Fellowship of the Ring

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Genre, then all the books by the same author in the order of release, books in the same series grouped up and chronologically.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just spend 20 minutes searching my shelves whenever I want to read a new book

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The virgin organized bookshelf vs the chad ominous stacks

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not very well. (Bedroom bookshelf)

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    by a mix of recent purchases and latest reads. it's a mess

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >when the Adderall hits

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There was one specific Finnish version of the Kalevala on eBay once, it was ideal to me. And like an idiot I didn't order it, and somebody else bought it. Haven't seen it again since. Next time I see one, it's mine, but I feel like I won't because old nice hardcover copy on english internet is rare. Maybe if I visit Finland I'll find one.
      Very robust collection you've got, mate. I have not delved into philosophy, I am a pleb and I bow to you. Older scifi roolz, haven't been convinced by newer stuff yet. I love Tolkien, it's cool you can get into LotR.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the big one is an illustrated version from 1985

        >I have not delved into philosophy, I am a pleb and I bow to you
        lol I haven't read even half of them

        newer scifi has it's moments

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  68. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The library does it for me

  69. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By topics, and inside each topic by original publishing age.

  70. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now that I have bookshelves on different floors, it's really driven home how impractical strict subject/author sorts can be.

    I have a shelf in the living room that's books I've recently read or frequently want to loan/show off to people (basically books that are a topic of conversation.) These are just sorted by how recently I've pulled them off the shelf for any reason, when it's time to add new books, I retire the stuff that's migrated down to the bottom righthand corner to wherever else it might go.

    In the bedroom I have a shelf of books I'm currently reading or that I keep telling myself I'm going to read soon. Again, ordered just by however long since I've picked it up.

    Then I have several shelves of short story collections, poetry, and essays all together. And the non-fiction and reference books in my office. These are ordered alphabetically by author, no genre-sort. Borges broke me of trying to separate poetry from short stories, but it made everything easier really.

    Novels get 2 areas: a closet full of novels I've read that I don't think I'm likely to want to loan to anyone anytime soon, and a couple shelves out of the way for novels I haven't read, for when I don't like anything on my "definitely going to read this next" shelf. These do get a loose genre-sort, just to make it easier to pick something based on my mood.

  71. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you guys deal with 2nd rowing? I dont have space for a 4th bookshelf. Which books are doomed to be put behind? Besides children's books you still own from back then, and the odd clickbait book you impulse-bought?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly I'd much rather put stuff in a box when I run out of shelf space than have a second row. When you are trying to find something, digging around behind all your books is such a pain in the ass. With a box you can just tape a piece of paper to the inside flap that lists what you put in the box, then carry the thing down to the table and pull stuff out if you really need something in it.

      Put books you have already read that you don't think you're likely to loan out particularly aggressively in the box.

  72. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh my Science! I'm having a tremoring transgasm in my fronthole right now! Blood and pus is flying all over my books!

  73. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't.

  74. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First genre (e.g. history)
    Then subgenre (e.g. English history)
    Then author
    Then order within a series

  75. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have one small bookshelf that has maybe 20 books on it. I love all of the books on it and plan on getting another small book shelf soon. I am restarting my collection because 90% of the stuff I had was total dogshit.

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