Originally Posted by Gideon
They look very nice, but I don't think they'd be sufficient... looks like each one can probably only hold about 150 books (being generous - 180 dvd's) so I'd need a LOT of them (at least 4).
The box thing might work - depending on our closet space. We're looking at a place Sat that is supposed to have lots of closets. I'd really hate to make things so unavailable (as they are mostly non-fiction I generally check references quite a bit) but one does what one must.
I have the narrow shelves, and over 150 books in each one. The wider shelves would hold 300 books at my best guess, so that would be 2 for you if you're going to pare down your collection. Of course, YMMV with the different thickness of books.
I used to keep my books in boxes, but found it was the same as not having them at all so I recycled all the ones I had boxed.