In high school, college and graduate school, the shelves held my books first by binding and then by height. Sense memory guided me to the location of each book.
More books came. I attempted organization by genre. But, does a book on Louis Armstrong fall under Music or New Orleans? Hmmm. Back to organizing by height.
Then the publishing companies decided to increase the size of paperbacks to justify charging more for them and completely screwed up my filing system. These books are paperbacks with some as large as hardbacks.
[You've probably figured out by now I have OCD issues.]
I’ll work something out, but for now, small paperbacks are organized by author’s last name and the larger paperbacks and hardbacks by height in (vague) genre. Furthermore, thanks to this house’s built-in bookshelves, my books are in four different rooms on two separate floors, which makes searching for a book a workout.
How do you organize your books?