We now have bookscases, but before we did that, when we lived in an apartment, we used the brick-and-board system. You can get square white blocks--I don't know what they're called but they sometimes have cut-out designs; pile a couple or two ore three on tap of teach other, and then stretch boards across. Depending on how long or short you want your bookscases, you can put them at each end (shorter) or at each and and in the middle (longer). You can make the bookcases as high as you want. I think my husband may have bracketed the wood to the wall, but maybe not. Both then and in my bookcases I organize them by type--nonfiction reference; biography;history; science. Fiction by genre, though now I'm trying to eliminate books and borrow from the library, but when I do buy used books now I just shove them into the bookcase so the books by the same author are together. G. Cindy --- Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi, everybody. I'm asking this question on the > volunteers list because I > think more people on this list might understand my > question. For those > of you with large collections of print books, how do > you store and > organize them so you know what they are? For now, I > have several giant > stacks on my desk and a 3-drawer plastic unit full > of paperbacks. I also > have 3 closet shelves with multiple stacks of books > on it. I think I > need a bookcase of some sort, but I am totally lost > with putting things > together with a hammer and nails. Do any of you know > about any kind of > storage units that don't require major assembly? My > book chaos is > getting out of hand, and there's got to be a better > way to do this. I > need to sit down for a few weeks and scan for > several hours a day to get > out from under my stacks of books on my desk. They > are wish list books > and should be done first. It would be nice to see > the base unit for my > cordless phone without reaching carefully behind two > towering stacks of > books. (smile) One stack of books is over three feet > tall. Yikes! > > Monica Willyard > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Get easy, one-click access to your favorites. Make Yahoo! your homepage. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.