I also took some artsy shots (or tried to)
why would you organize your bookshelf by color that makes no sense the series aren’t even together it’s a messssss
i tried it for a while and it was a mess but it was the most beautiful mess i’ve ever made tbh
It’s pretty but it makes me not happy because they should be in alphabetical order dangit
1) Alphabetical Order? I’ve never heard of that outside of book shops tbh. I can see why that would be helpful but id actually rather group by genre than alphabetical.
2) Why by color and not by series? Because I buy physical books to look aesthetically pleasing on my shelf (as opposed to buying books on my kindle) so why not make them look as beautiful as possible. I still know where every single book is because I remember what the book looks like.
Also this “mess” has almost 10k notes on its original post so obviously something is working
Your shelves are beautiful! Just ignore them haha.
There’s no correct way to shelve books. I think this is gorgeous even though I haven’t done mine by color. I for one only have them in vague alphabetical order: Penguin books have to go together, and I don’t like my hardcover books to be next to paperbacks.
The books in our house are shelved by genre, then type (hardcover, paperback, trade paperback) and then alphabetical within that, and then by series within that.
So all the YA hardcovers are in one place and then the YA trade paperbacks in another (which are close by) and all the sci-fi hardcover in one place and the sci-fi paperback in another, and if I start a series in one format I have to finish it in that format.
Of course, lately mostly I buy ebooks but I won’t get rid of my paper books, no, never.
I shelve alphabetically but I separate fiction, non fiction and plays/theatre books.
I definitely think it’d be rad to shelve all of my Samuel French/Dramatists acting editions by color.