POPSUGAR Home Books Do You Stack Your Books Horizontally? by Home 8/20/09 2 Shares Like us on Facebook There are so many ways to organize your books: by genre, author, or even by color, to name just a few. But do you stack yours horizontally? Photo by Laura Resen Read More PollsBooksOrganizing Books 40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year Read All About It! Our 50 All-Time Favorite Children's Books 12 Compelling and Candid Books on Mental Health 26 of the Hottest New Books You'll Want to Read This Summer Get inspired with our daily newsletter Vegetarian Tech Love and Sex DIY Food Home Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions BabyNorbert 5 years I'm mix it up :-) BabyNorbert 5 years I'm mix it up :-) TinaDenali 5 years Look like a huge, heavy weight sheet. Like maybe a thick linen sheet? Looks cozy though! soapybub 5 years What kind of couch cover is on that couch? I'm looking for a really relaxed-looking couch cover, but all I can find are ones that are supposed to be relatively form-fitting. I love the way the cover piles up on the floor.Or is it just a really big blanket?? If so, where did they purchase such a humongous blanket? soapybub 5 years What kind of couch cover is on that couch? I'm looking for a really relaxed-looking couch cover, but all I can find are ones that are supposed to be relatively form-fitting. I love the way the cover piles up on the floor. Or is it just a really big blanket?? If so, where did they purchase such a humongous blanket? TinaDenali 5 years I also mix mine because I have the large Expedit bookshelf from Ikea, and quite a lot of space is wasted by shelving books only horizontally. Especially for books like mass market paperbacks. And I do a LOT of reading... Therefore I need to maximize my shelf space. Home 5 years Good point, courtneyd! Home 5 years Good point, courtneyd! courtneyd 5 years I also have a mix - some vertical, some horizontal. While this method of storage may be a pain for those who read a lot, it is actually better on the book to store it horizontally. Storing vertically stresses the point where the pages connect to the cover, and over time results in the pages pulling away from the cover. So while I love to read, any of my more expensive books or books I would like to preserve are stored horizontally. bchicgrl 5 years I mix them as well, depends on the book size. GlowingMoon 5 years Yes, I do. I have book towers. russkysfm 5 years Nope, that look is for people who don't read. Can you imagine trying to pull a book off the bottom of one of those stacks? The only time I stack horizontally is by my bed with the stack of books I'm currently reading. amybdk 5 years We mix too. amybdk 5 years We mix too. Kimpossible 5 years We also mix ours - horizontal and vertical. number6_ed 5 years I do a mix of horizontal and vertical. I like the way it looks. Gdeeaz 5 years nope, because then it is a pain in the butt to take one down when you want to read one.