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Disorganised bookshelf

This is one of the shelves in my shelving unit. It’s not very tidy or well organised. The truth of the matter is that I have too much stuff for the space I have, or at least I need to have a proper think about how it’s all stored. I guess I could alter the height of the shelves so that the books could be ordered differently – while some are grouped together by author / subject, it’s hardly an effective library cataloguing system. I was also somewhat bothered when I saw that the dust-jacket of From Uncertain to Blue was being distorted bt the book above (a copy of Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore, should you be interested). Don’t worry though, I’ve sorted that out now!. 🙂

I have a couple of other shelving-units / cupboards with shelves in them but a lot of the space in those is filled with stuff that could either be chucked, go on eBay to raise a bit of spare cash, or re-arranged and put elsewhere such as in the loft (some of the stuff I’m reluctant to get rid of is also stuff I don’t look at very often).

The photobooks are going nowhere though!

Disorganised shelf
But still full of interest
Not a bad problem


Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 PE & Fomapan 400. Ilfotec DD-X 1+9 12mins @ 20°.

Taken on 26 February 2021

5 thoughts on “Disorganised bookshelf

  1. It’s always fascinating quite gratifying, for me, to see what books are on some of the shelves in other peoples’ homes, an extraordinary glimpse into the personal, imho. Once I found a pictorial in the library all about artists and architects bookshelves, I loved that book so much, it was really good. Is that a little Lego pacman ghost? Have a good weekend.

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    1. One of the things that has happened during the pandemic is the profusion of people taking part in online video calls with their bookshelves in the background. I find it quite distracting as I end up trying to read the title on the spines!

      Yes, it’s the red ghost – Blinky – from the Pac-Man games. I got him (I always presumed it’s a “him” anyway – it’s hard to tell) for Christmas a few years ago and he lives in my bookcase now where he’s at less risk of being knocked to the floor and shattered into pieces.


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