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 Animal House kitchen gadgets for the not-so-serious chef Toggle comments [ 102 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.