note: I’ve just – Monday March 7 at 12:30 PST – put up a new set of photos that hopefully will be less confusing and less blurry.
Yesterday Wife and I finished putting the books up in the library. Finally, the paperback mystery and SF-F are out of the boxes! I am delighted. I also had room for most of the pulp reprints I have, which are in no special order at this time. Other books need tidying up as well, but they are pretty much in order. Fiddling with the books is one of the fun things to do later, and I’m serious, I like doing it.
There are some things I know are still to be uncovered, some Fu Manchu omnibus volumes, for instance, that must be in boxes that contain mostly hardcover books and may not have been mined to their depths. Yet this is the majority of them, and suddenly I’m feeling a bit of “is that all?” Well, yes it is, and though I haven’t done a count there are a lot of books here. Perhaps the best thing is that they are single-shelved, so nothing is hidden behind something else. Oh frabjous day!
All of the shelves are adjustable, though I’ve kept them lined up except for a couple of areas. Also, there is some room for growth, should additional books fall into my hands. Heh, heh, heh. The row of short set of shelves I’m using for periodicals and miscellany.
Here are the new pictures I took this morning. Hopefully they are better than in the original post. Also included this time are a better picture of Belle the Book Guard cat, and a signed numbered print of a David Eddings cover, which I hung on an unused door.
The “start” of the shelves is by the window, with mysteries, and those run to the shelf with the reading bear. Below that are the Holmes-related books. At the top of the next column begins SF-F, which I combined this time for ease of shelving. Multiple author collections are at the end of each section. After those are the pulp reprints, not yet alphabetized. Oh, and those cows? From the Milwaukee Bouchercon.
So there you have it. An electrician is coming in a week to install track lighting, I still have a couple prints to put on the one remaining narrow wall, and there is a new Denon receiver and CD changer to go in the closet, and speakers to hook up, but that’s minor stuff.
Phase 2 of this project is the book wall upstairs, which will house the remaining paperbacks (general fiction, poetry, etc.), all the hardcovers, the larger art books and the like. Expect that to begin in a couple of months, after we see how our income taxes look this year.