Here's a before picture:
|Pre-books and pre-secured to wall|
If I didn't have a husband, I probably would have left the shelves all uneven and a potential safety hazard like that. Good thing I do have a husband, because now the three pieces look more like one big piece.
|My library in all it's glory!|
Here's a close-up:
Right now, I've organized the books alphabetical by author, with all genres mixed together. I've always wanted to try this, but I find it hard to really customize my shelves this way. I like to organize the books based on their appearance or colour. Either way, I feel it's an evolving process and will continually change as I accumulate more books! I also, reluctantly, had to give the husband two shelves for his books (right side, fourth and fifth shelf from the top). He's not even a reader, yet he had almost enough (unread) books to fill two shelves!
Here's a few close-ups of my favourite shelves so far:
|My beloved thrift store finds, including an old Fisher Price 'The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe' Shoe.|
|My collection of well-loved paper-backs that take me back to my young teen years.|
|My husband and I LOVE pirates and will pretty much buy any pirate book we ever come across!|
How do you organize your books on your bookshelves? Do you have a system? Which books do you decide to keep, and which ones do you decide need to go?