The Bookshelf Tour

I decided to copy Tasha over at The Bookie Monsters and do a series showing my bookshelves and what’s on them. To be honest I just wanted an excuse to write more about books. Just a warning this is going to be a very long series. I have many many books.

One more thing I want to say. I am not in any way trying to show off. I was very fortunate in that my parents encouraged me to read from a young age. What you see is the result of a 25 year obsession with books.

To start I thought I would give a little overview of my bookshelves

The Bookshelf Tour

These are my newest shelves. I like to call them the rainbow because the books are ordered in rainbow order. Obviously. These shelves are also almost full so I believe I will be needing another trip to IKEA soon.

The Bookshelf Tour

My Billy bookcase from IKEA holds the rest of my books. I keep most of my heavier paperbacks and hardbacks in it. Basically all the books that were too heavy for the rainbow shelves. Actually no thats a lie, my dad didn’t put the rainbow shelves up right so they can’t hold as much weight as they should be able to.

The shelves above my desk are for my review copies and oddly shaped books which didn’t fit anywhere else. Seriously, who decided mass market paperbacks were a good idea.

The Bookshelf Tour

And finally we have my art books. These were originally on the shelves above my desk but art books are heavy and I was worried about the integrity of the shelf after it started bending in the middle.

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35 thoughts on “The Bookshelf Tour

  1. I love bookshelf tours! I’ll admit I got rid of almost all of my books except for the ones with huge sentimental value last year due to an ereader, and very limited space but I adore seeing peoples bookshelves!

  2. Jealoussss of your setup. The nearest Ikea is like, 2 hours away from me and so I’ve only got this hodgepodge of hand-me-down bookcases that totally don’t go together or look good as an overall setup. Also, loovvveee the rainbow organization.

    • Yeah the closest Ikea to me is pretty far away too. I don’t go there too often so go a bit mad when I do. Fortunately I had my bedroom done up a few years ago and bought my bookcase then, we ended up getting everything delivered because I got so much!

  3. I love this idea! It’s awesome how you put the time in to organizing some of your books by color! I’m in the process of moving, so, sadly, my books are packed away! 😦 However, I’m really looking forward to unpacking and admiring them! I’m even more excited to decorate with them! Happy reading! 🙂

  4. Did you ever find yourself (not) buying books only to match the rainbow shelf I wonder :)? I’ve seen that one time only so far and somehow liked the way it looks! But I don’t think I could deal with the mess of the subjects or authors, I way too much categorized them like that already for years 😀 Thank you for showing your books ❤

    • I wouldn’t say that I intentionally buy a specific book for the rainbow shelf. But I did buy the first book in the Wheel of Time series thinking the spine would be a different colour on every book. I was more than a bit disappointed to learn that the spines were all the same colour. I actually took The Wheel of Time off my rainbow shelf for that reason.

  5. My book shelves are an organizational disaster. Never thought of the color ordering scheme. The only things that makes sense on my shelves is a short pile of books I recently bought but haven’t read yet. Like the IKEA bookcase. IKEA is great for stuff like that.

    • I’ve only just recently started making a pile of the books I just bought, thought that’s more because I don’t have any other place to put them! IKEA is great for bookcases, they aren’t too expensive and they don’t fall apart!

  6. The rainbow shelf makes me so happy!

    I love the idea for this post and would totally do it if all my books and bookshelves weren’t in storage right now.

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