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Subject: What do you store your books in?
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 11:54 AM ET
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I've been storing my books in a cardboard box for sometime now.  But thinking I'm gonna switch to plastic tote.  Keeps out the dust better and my kids! LOL =o)  What do you store your books in? :)

Date Posted: 11/28/2009 12:29 PM ET
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Good question Jessie!

Ive been storing my PBS bookshelf in a "storage cabinet" ~( tall cabinet in my dining room )

The left side has my PBS bookshelf, and the right side has my Debbie Macomber "keeper" collection.

My PBS bookshelf kept growing....and some of my listed books are in a cardboard box.  I want to get a couple of

the "under the bed" plastic storage boxes for my ever growing PBS bookshelf, and some of my "TBR" shelf. 

Date Posted: 11/28/2009 1:09 PM ET
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I store my keepers in plastic totes...  We have a nice shed that I then put the totes in.  They stay dry and dust free.


Date Posted: 11/28/2009 2:05 PM ET
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I keep most of my books on bookshelves in my office.  I tried plastic tubs and they were a pain to weed through every time.  The books I have posted are on a seperate shelf in my room-I use a wicker stand for a night table and it has 2 shelves on the bottom. 

When the bookshelves got overrun, I put mmps in zip up shoe bags under my bed. I groupled htem by theme and can fit about 50 mmps in a bag.  It's very easy to put them out and find a book when I'm looking for one.  As I put the books in, I used the Note feature on my TBR pile list to mark them as bagged.  The cover is clear so I can see the theme of the bag immediately. 

The shoe bags were $20 each-the only reason I started doing this is because I bought the bags to hold shoes and then decided that I didn't want to fish my shoes out from under the bed every time I need a pair or to put them away under there each time. So I already had the bags.  I don't know if they make cheaper ones.

Date Posted: 11/28/2009 2:29 PM ET
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My keepers go on a wood bookshhelf....that is currently overloaded!  My books up for grabs go in an antique Queen Anne desk that also houses my computer.  That way they (the books) are close, yet protected in the drawers down below.  Everything is in the office!

Date Posted: 11/28/2009 5:05 PM ET
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My keepers are on a bookshelf.  I have my TBR's in a box under the bed.

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 12:14 PM ET
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I have my keepers on my bookshelf and my TBR on there too.  But the ones I send out are in the cardboard box.   I'm thinking with the plastic tote I can slide under the bed, save space.  And keep keep dust/kids out of it.  Plus I can add more books to it.  As of now my shelf is pitifull.  Thanks for the responses Ladies.

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 12:31 PM ET
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I have 2 new large floor-to ceiling IKEA bookshelves that hold my 460+ TBR mountain... my husband saw how much I am enjoying my new "hobby", and put them up for me in the master bedroom.  I told him that there's still some room there for the items coming off my WL... he just smiled.  Then he said, "Wouldn't you like a Kindle?"   :)