Wednesday, August 18, 2021

My Latest Bookcase Acquisition

 

Like many avid readers and book lovers, I have one massive book problem that's probably fairly common. It simply boils down to the fact that I own more books than I have shelf space to hold my entire book collection. As I already stated, I'm sure this must be a common problem for many avid readers and book lovers.

I live in a decent sized condominium with my hubby, but I have accumulated a lot of books over the years. I already have two bookcases filled to the gills with books. Plus, a few coffee table books on the bottom shelf of our coffee table. Yet, I still have books spilling over into other areas of our home; mainly in our bedroom. One day my ultimate dream is to have a floor to ceiling built in bookcase in our living room, but until then I'm grateful with what I have.

So, I recently decided to purchase a corner bookcase for the master bedroom, which is the only bookcase that would fit in this space with all of our other bedroom furniture. And ta dah, I have filled the new bookcase up completely... See above picture. I'm still tweaking the order of the books. But overall I'm happy with the result!

But honestly, I have a confession to make. I still have copious amounts of books EVERYWHERE in our master bedroom. I will be reorganizing my other bookshelves and at some point to make a bit more room for a few extra books and also moving other books (like ARCs/uncorrected proofs) along to Little Free Libraries, etc. once I've read these types of physical books... But still, I'm left wondering, how/where do other readers/book lovers store their physical books? 

I'm a bit hesitant to purchase any additional bookcases for two main reasons: 1) I'm not sure how many books I will actually be moving along in the future and 2) because we don't have that much space for more bookcases.

Share with me your best tips and strategies for storing your excess books in the comment section below!

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful case. Love it.

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  2. Now that is a unique solution. My solution to the bookshelf problem has been my Kindle and still all of our bookshelves are full of tomes waiting to be donated to the library and other places. One day I hope they will be mostly clear.

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    1. I would definitely like to tone down my physical collection of books and that is definitely possible... But I have many signed books and a few vintage books, that I'll end up keeping in my collection.

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  3. Cute new bookshelf! I love it. :)

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  4. I like that bookshelf! It's fun. I actually have tons of bookshelves, including a huge one in my family room, and guess what? I STILL have too many books! We're going to be downsizing soon and I'll have to go through them all and get rid of a bunch. Until then, though, I'll deal and try not to buy more :)

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    1. Good luck with downsizing your book collection. That can prove difficult. I had to do it 7 years ago when we moved from Southern California to Northern California.

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  5. I have that bookshelf! But I placed plants and jars with kitchen supplies on mine. I like how the books look on yours though. It gives me ideas on how to organize my books.

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    1. Yes, to this bookcase being used for other things!! The way you are using it sounds cool.

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