Shelving your books by color: awesome-sauce or recipe for organizational catastrophe? #Decor & Decorating#book-nerds#colorful#library#no damage decor April 12 | Cat Rocketship How do you arrange your books in your home library? Haphazardly? Dewey Decimal System? Lately, I've been seeing more people on the interwebs arrange their books visually — not by type, but by color. In fact, there's a whole Flickr group dedicated to The Rainbow of Books. Photo by santos. Used under Creative Commons license. While there's no denying that rainbow bookshelves are visually stunning, I can't help but think it would be a major literary bummer if you couldn't remember the spine color of a book when you wanted to find it. Homies, what do you think? Is shelving your books by color the most gorgeous idea evar, or a book-nerd's express train to irritation station? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS How to grow your own mushrooms for fun, deliciousness, and protein NEXT Libraries are for everyone — even babies Show/Hide comments [ 102 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.