Posted on February 10, 2005 05:38 AM
I just couldn't pass this one up. A NYPL librarian reveals the secrets of organizing her own private library.
A Bibliophile, 3600 Friends and a System (NY Times, Free Reg Req)
I used to have open bookcases of all my books collected since middle school but after moving from place to place(including the Midwest) I have reduced it to several boxes. Even before we packed everything up before we left my books were in a makeshift closet bookcase. In feng shui, having open book cases represent not resolving the past. Also with the mix of paperbacks falling apart with nice signed IA books I just had to start weeding( of course I kept the signed ones). Just the same the article is kind of interesting and I know my bibliophile friends out there would appreciate it.