7.06.2011

Wordless Wednesday: Someone Get Me Another Bookshelf!

This weekend, I took everything out of my ONE (not so large) bookshelf.


And put some back into the bookshelf - favorites & new ones & unread ones.

Notice how the shelf bows down in the middle...

This isn't even all of it. I have the Percy Jackson boxset sitting around nearby, a box for donation, a box for giving to kids in my family, and multiple boxes of books that didn't fit on the shelf before I cleaned it so I had to box them months ago - e.g. All of Harry Potter, classics, manga. Oh and there are a couple books out on loan.

How do I have so many books???

Q4U: Any bookshelf recommendations? What do you do with your overabundance of books?

12 comments:

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

IKEA has decent bookshelves for the price. You can get modular sets in different colors.

I usually sell the books I don't want to keep to a used bookstore.

Since buying a Kindle last year, I now read more e-books than paper ones, so I don't have to worry so much about storage. The shelves I have are already close to full, and I'm not sure where I'd put more.

Tere Kirkland said...

Sounds like you're on the right track! I often find I can fit more books onto multiple smaller bookshelves than one large one, and they're easier to keep track of that way.

My library had more or less plateaued between last summer when I got my nook, and ALA last month (score!). But I still weed through my book collection periodically to get rid of the ones I don't need to keep. Problem is deciding which ones I "need". ;)

Ariana said...

I buy Billy bookshelves from IKEA - all the same width, height, etc, and so cheap. I have a few (huge) containers stored in my basement (all of my Animorph books) but otherwise I'm just, er, slowly creating a wall of books. There's nothing wrong with that, right? <_< >_>

Gennia said...

Get a bigger bookshelf! Ikea, like everyone said, or Costco. Get something affordable and stylish so your books can be easily within reach, organized, and a design element in the room. Isn't that bookshelf like, 20 years old now?! Time to retire it!

ali said...

Dude, that's a serious habit you've got going on there! And I have no solution. I have stacks of book everywhere. *shrug*

akossket said...

This is why I've started holding book giveaways!!!
I'm an open space addict, so with all the books I started buying this year, I'm seeing clutter, and clutter is unacceptable. lol. To me anyways.
However I do agree with some of the comments. Ikea has a decent collection of book cases.

Barbara Kloss said...

Oh you poor thing! :) Isn't it a lovely problem to have?...well, at least until one's forced to move them all (ahem.)

I have no solution for you, unfortunately. My Kindle seems to be fixing the issue for the future. Not sure that's a good thing...

Sophia the Writer said...

Wait. You have the whole Percy Jackson set? CAN I BORROW?!?!? I'm going to teach that to my reluctant reader students next.

Juliana L. Brandt said...

I try my very best to weed out the ones I won't read again and bring them either to Goodwill or to Half Price Bookstore.

That is much easier said than done though :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

My books are overflowing, too. I can't seem to get rid of any of my books!

Krispy said...

ARIANA- Clearly, I'm all for walls of books. I will never judge. I'm basically going to have a tub of children's books too. Sadly, I don't have a basement.

AKOSSKET- I totally wish I could keep the neatness together, but what can I say, I LOVE books. Giveaways would work if I thought I had any books people would want. Mine are OLD!

JULIANA- That's what I'm trying to do now. Looking at the books and going, "Will I ever read you?" Haha.

Danyelle said...

I'm feeling your pain. We have over 2k books, and let's just say that I've gotten creative. O:) Book stacking is an art unto itself. :p