18 Feb 2012
Our new Reading Room
Our new Reading Room is a happening thing, see?
It is so exciting. Currently this room contains only children's literature - world to the left; Australian books to the right, only it's not quite as rigid as that, which is okay because this is our family reading room and not a public library.
We arrange our books loosely according to topic - Christian books, poetry, books on books, visual arts, travel writing, history, cookery books, reference, art tomes , picture books, Japanese literature, and grown-up literature all have their own sections elsewhere.
In these shelves they're sort of ordered according to whether we've read them already or not. There are a couple of boxes of future AO years' titles, and a box of Newberys. There are a few boxes of 'you can read these anytime' books. Two boxes are full of our NYRB Children's Collection. They're the mostly except for one red ones you can see below. Have I told you I collect this beautiful series?
So far we're only half way through packing the shelves, but Susan's been sharing the repacking of her bookshelves on Facebook this weekend, so I thought I'd share mine as well. Mutual Apreciation and all that.
How do you arrange your books? Colour? Size? Alphabetically? The Dewey System? School year? Can you find a book when you're looking for it? I mostly can, but I'm going to love it when they're all arranged neatly on their shelves.
I'd love to see some of your bookshelves. Why don't you post some pics as well?
Oh, if you click on the photos you'll be able to read the titles. I love doing that - it's as if I'm visiting with you in your home! Yay. Gotta love books!