3 Ways To Organize Your Bookshelf
Jun 01, 2018 // Home //

Are you a book lover? If you own a lot of books, you are going to need to organize your bookshelf effectively if you want to find what you are looking for. Frankly, there is no way to keep track of the books you have if you do not have a system. With this in mind, here are three ways you can organize your bookshelf:


This is an obvious one: order by the alphabet. You can do this in two different ways, depending on preference. The first is by title, discounting any “the” and “a” at the beginning (start with the next word). The second is to organize alphabetically by author (e.g. Austen, Rowling, Tolkien). We recommend the second option for organizing alphabetically, since it allows all titles by a single author to remain together.


If you have enough books in a wide variety of genres, you can likely organize based on the genre itself. This way, you know where to look when you’re in the mood for a mystery or a comedy. We only recommend this is you have a range of genres and a number of books within each genre—otherwise things can be sparse. Thus, if you only read a few authors, we would recommend the previously discussed method instead.


If you have a lot of books and are looking for a whimsical way to organize your titles, why not try going by the colour of the book’s spine? This will certainly make your bookshelves visually appealing, especially if you order the colours well, such as in the order they appear in the rainbow. However, we believe this is less conducive to actually finding exactly what you are looking for. You may also run into issues if you have spines in multiple colours.


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