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Re: Organizing a small library

I have a similar collection (though not as large), and my own system of
organization is fairly rough and ready. I rely on a few broad categories,
such as type specimens, history of libraries, book collecting, history of
publishing, private presses, etc. I think any system you can devise is
better than an alphabetical sequence.

William S. Peterson


On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, David Glover wrote:

> I have been casually collecting books on and about
> typography/typesetting/typefounding for a long time (about 30 years).
> This summer I carefully entered the titles into a database and did a
> sort by author and diligently shelved my type books by author (I have
> about 2,000 typographic titles). Well...it doesn't function too well. I
> can't seem to find what I am looking for because I don't remember the
> author. I seem to find a book by what it looks or feels like. (It's like
> having a messy desk...but you know exactly where something is...until
> you look for it!) So I am starting to group books again and the library
> is becoming disorderly...again. Any suggestions about organizing small
> collections like mine.

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