How to set up a home library when I can't buy all new shelves
August 21, 2014 3:18 PM Subscribe
I'm moving my approximately 900 books to a new apartment and will be combining them with my fiancee's books. I need tips for organization.
posted by Jahaza to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to "shelfread" the collection and update my LibraryThing so that it matches what I have. (I've found there are some errors, e.g. books I've sold, but still have listed) But I'm at the point in size (and my memory capacity) where I can't always easily find books that I can tell from LibraryThing that I have. I think I need a more rigid organization system to keep things organized.
Any tips? Ideally, I'd buy enough large spaced shelves to shelve everything in LC order, but that's not really in the budget, though I hope to buy enough additional shelving to get everything single shelved and not crammed together. But, they'll have to be organized by size to some extent at least because some of the existing shelving is small.
I suppose I could mark in LibraryThing which shelf things go on? How should I mark this in the books? I'm thinking bookmarks with the shelf codes written on them? Does this seem like a reasonable system?