Bookshelves

So, I promised pictures, no?

The Billys in the living room
The Billys in the living room

To the left are two Bennos containing dvds, mostly children’s since that’s what we need to have readily available. What precicely we’re going to do with the rest of our dvd collection we have not decided. taking up space in the Billys are our stereo and our cd collection. At some point I suppose we’ll go all digital, in the meantime they need to stay.

You’ll notice some books are just stuffed in whereever, this will probably not be rectified until we get shelves on that wall you can see on the right there.

Austenania, biographies and whisky books
Robin Hood, Austenania, biographies and whisky books

And at the bottom, a somewhat miscellaneous bunch.

At the top: Milne
At the top: Milne

Below that books-about-books and Wildeania. A few collected works (Hamsun, Kielland and Fønhus among the old editions, those purple ones on the right there are Bjørneboe). And at the very bottom, two ineffectively used shelves, one containing a humidor, the other an old wine box with who knows what inside. And at the front Bjerke’s Moro-vers is resting on top of another pile of books I couldn’t quite find room for…

The row of Bestå along the other wall
The row of Bestå along the other wall

The husband remembered the name of the shallower bookcases: Bestå. With Innreda extra shelves (they only come with four each, which is ridiculous). Five 60 cm wide and one 30 cm wide to fill the wall as near as possible.

Sci-fi on the right, novels on the left, poetry in the top middle.
Sci-fi on the right, novels on the left, poetry in the top middle.

On top of the shelves my collection of Gerald Durrell’s books, a few by Håkon Mielche, more books-about-books, and a couple of collections of letters or diaries.

Mostly travelogues
Mostly travelogues

And the travelogues need sorting, I see. So does the non-fiction below. On top are some to-be-reads, they need a better place, but for now, this is where they live.

Sci-fi
A slightly closer look at the Sci-fi/fantasy

Though the bookcase on the left has allsorts – poetry at top, then Harry Potter (one of our sets, the others(!) have not emerged from boxes yet), then Jean M. Auel, then Jasper Fforde sharing with Bing & Bringsværd, then a few odd paperbacks then fairy tales in editions too tall for this particular shelf and lastly, at the bottom, mostly Baroness Orczy’s Scarlet Pimpernel books…

My kind of logic
My kind of logic

Sayers and Wodehouse go well together, don’t you think? McCall Smith is partnerless as of yet as I suspect he’ll need more room, what with being so prolific (you may have noticed some hardbacks a bit earlier on). Kate Atkinson and Richard Russo go well together in my head, Marian Keyes just happened to fit – specewise – in the middle there. Though I guess I should move her down, she’d sit better with L. M. Montgomery and Helen Fielding, methinks.

I may add some more pictures once we’ve got all the boxes opened and sorted.

Now you’ve seen mine, will you show me yours?

6 kommentarer til “Bookshelves

  1. Ah – masse, masse bøker! Deilig.

    Disse beståhyllene tror jeg at jeg skal ta en titt på når jeg en dag endelig får flyttet. Hvis de er grunnere enn Billy er det jo genialt – selv om jeg da vil mangle et sted å dytte unna ting rett før jeg får besøk.

  2. Vi brukte mest IVAR før, noe som var fint fordi vi fikk to rader med bøker på de fleste hyllene (ikke så praktisk når man skal finne noe på den bakerste raden, selvsagt…). Billy er litt dumme sånn sett, iom at de er unødvendig dype for en rad og for grunne til to rader (men jeg har dyttet noen duplikater «på tvers» bak her og der).

    Bestå har en ulempe: De er lavere enn Billy og har ingen enkel overbyggingsmodul. Vi kunne hatt plass til en hel hyllehøyde til på den veggen, så det er mulig vi må finne på noe.

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