How do I organize a bunch of books without a bookshelf?

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  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 02, 2019

    You could sort the books and store them in plastic bins. I would like to suggest that you take a walk thru your local Good Will or second-hand stores to find a book shelf that would work for you. Wishing you all the best.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Feb 03, 2019

    Hi Winnie, this is Peggy. Here are some suggestions on showing off your books. You can put them in different rooms and together with like topics. Good luck 7 Creative Ways to Organize Your Books Without a Bookcase

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  • Wendy Wendy on Feb 03, 2019

    My first thought was bookends! You can virtually use anything heavy enough as a book end. I just recently made a little magazine rack to hold my books.

  • Sabrina's Organizing Sabrina's Organizing on Feb 03, 2019

    Any sturdy surface works well for organizing books. I don't recommend the floor though because it blocks walking areas and can be a safety hazard. Group them in categories and use things like tabletop surfaces that are narrow if possible so not to put books in front of one another. If you do have several areas for books, sort them into groups, then store the entire group in different areas of the home. You can check out my post about how to group the books here: Good luck.

  • Oliva Oliva on Feb 03, 2019

    If you have floorspace a narrow, multi tiered baker's rack is particularly handy for books.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Feb 08, 2019

    I keep mine in a drawer with the spines up, so I can see what they are.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 16, 2019

    Now might be a very good time to glean through your collection, and donate any titles that you think you will not read again, to a 'better home' at a public library.