12 Inspiring Ways To Organize Your Book Collection, So You Always Take The Perfect Shelfie
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.
Rainbow shelves have long been the most popular with Bookstagrammers, and it's not hard to see why. Organizing your books by color certainly gives the most striking effect.
If you like to know exactly where everything is on the shelf, I recommend organizing by author's surname — just like in the bigger bookshops. Now you just have to remember who wrote what...!
12Or Turn Them All Backwards And Read At Random!
Now here's something totally unique. This Instagram user was getting overwhelmed by her looming TBR, so she flipped all of her books backwards, to make reading into a game. When she wants a new book, she picks at random from her artsy white shelf. Less than ideal when you're trying to find your old copy of The Hunger Games that your friend wants to borrow — but a great way to get through an intimidating TBR.