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Old 05-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Those of you with large libraries, how are you organizing your shelves?

I keep about 200 books on the Nook classic for now, but would love to have more (there are more than 4,000 in my Calibre libraries). Generally I go through about 2 books a week at this time. Any good suggestions?
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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Color me grumpy, but I say, "Don't bother." The shelves are temporary; they go away if you have to unregister and reregister — like, say, if you have to change your account password because it's the same e-mail address and password you used at one of the many sites that got hacked recently. Repeatedly setting up your shelves will probably make you crazy.

Personally, I have four shelves: Reading, Next to be read, To be read, and Finished. I generally have about 100 e-books on my NOOK at any given time. Reshelving those when I got a replacement unit (the ol' cracked bezel) was time-consuming enough.
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I rooted the nook and installed a library program that lets me browse by folders. I have calibre copy books over in the following structure: Author/Series/Book.
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I actually don't have shelves. I do, however, have all my series (Poirot, Agatha Christie, etc) tagged specially in Calibre so that when i move them over, they show up in series order on my Nook.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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I organize my shelves using similar categories as a bookstore or library. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies, Fantasy Adventure, Reference Etc. I make more specific sub-categories as needed. Computer or Historical Fiction, for example.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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I rooted my nook and use calibre2opds and trook to manage my ebooks on the device. I have 4500 books on it.. it has cover flow and I can find any book with just a couple of clicks.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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I, too, have rooted my nook and use calibre, calibre2opds, and trook to access books on the nook. It works really REALLY well. In fact, it's basically the interface that B&N should have provided in the first place!

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Oh yeah... the (mostly) is because I only have about 2200 books on my nook. My entire eBook library, every single book acquired through legitimate channels.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:09 PM   #8
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I set up shelves by genre; except for SyFy/fantasy. Since about 400 of my 500 e-books are in those categories, I set up a lot of shelves by author.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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Once I have read it I store it on my NAS box via calibre and delete it from the nook color. So I only have a few books on my nook at any given time
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I have ~ 550 unarchived books. I have a shelf for unread and a shelf for genres (subgenres, if I have a lot of books in that genre) represented in my collection. Some items are on more than one genre shelf (for example, historical fiction and mystery for the _Mistress of the Art of Death_ books), and pretty much everything passes through the unread shelf (although there is still a lot on it).

Now I have
unread
historical romance
contemporary romance
paranormal romance
erotic romance
historical fiction
science fiction
fantasy
arthuriana
women's fiction
fiction
classics
mystery
inspirational fiction
young adult
social science
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:21 PM   #12
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Back on topic . . .

I used shelves for about two days. Never really liked them.

I use a Calibre plugboard to prepend the series name to the title when transferring. That seems to be enough organization for me with ~1400 books.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:49 PM   #13
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I think I TOLD you on TR I've been hanging out here a while.

on topic: I like the genre shelves because I can tell myself, hm, I think I'd like to read a fantasy novel now and I go to that shelf and see what I have. It helps when I don't know what particular title I want to read next.

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Old 05-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #14
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I am a KISS person. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) I manage my book collection in Calibre which lets me look at series, type, etc. I keep the books I am or will shortly read on the Nook. Calibre seems to do the better job of sorting to various fields. And, I don't have to do anything extra to accomplish that.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #15
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I use Calibre, but not the others. I am especially frustrated because my series do not show up on my Color Nook as they did on my iPad. Running 1.2, I am not rooted but am willing to do so. Can you provide a link to the other programs you referenced?
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