True book collectors will know that books have more than just one use. Yes, you can read them — but you can also look at them, display them, and organize them. There are so many ways to organize your book collection: bookstagrammers favor pretty rainbow shelves, but librarians would probably prefer a more structured, logical approach.
The problem with storing all your books in a heap on your bedroom floor (we've all been there) is that you might not get around to actually reading them. For a truly inspiring book collection — one that will make you constantly want to reach for the next tome — you need some kind of system. You want your bookshelves to look Instagrammable (obviously) — but you also want to know exactly where to look when you're in the mood for something really specific.
If you have a favorite genre, maybe give it a dedicated area on your shelf? Or if you like to sneak in a quick read on your lunch breaks, you might like to have a shelf devoted to shorter books. The possibilities are endless. Here are just 12 of the most inspiring and *aesthetically pleasing* ways to organize your beloved book collection.