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Do You Stack Your Books Horizontally?

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

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BabyNorbert BabyNorbert 7 years
I'm mix it up :-)
TinaDenali TinaDenali 7 years
Look like a huge, heavy weight sheet. Like maybe a thick linen sheet? Looks cozy though!
soapybub soapybub 7 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 TinaDenali 7 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 Home 7 years
Good point, courtneyd!
courtneyd courtneyd 7 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 bchicgrl 7 years
I mix them as well, depends on the book size.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, I do. I have book towers.
russkysfm russkysfm 7 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 amybdk 7 years
We mix too.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
We also mix ours - horizontal and vertical.
number6_ed number6_ed 7 years
I do a mix of horizontal and vertical. I like the way it looks.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
nope, because then it is a pain in the butt to take one down when you want to read one.
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