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How to organize SK books

Post by evanaltman36 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:13 am

I've really gotten back into collecting King books lately, mainly through eBay and combing through local Half Price Books locations, and now I'm getting to the point that I want to organize them a little more formally. The most obvious methods would be either alphabetical or chronological, but I think I prefer the latter with a twist. So my thought is chrono, but with series and story collections grouped together. For instance, The Dark Tower books and the Bill Hodges trilogy would remain together at the end of the line, then the short story collections would follow in their own chrno order.

I know it's mainly personal preference, but I was wondering whether there is sort of an accepted model for how they should best be organized. Also, I have multiple copies of some titles and I'm trying to decide whether to keep them all together or put the duplicates at the end of the line. Thoughts or advice?



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Re: How to organize SK books

Post by mulleins » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:49 am

I keep my collection in a cloud Google sheet, this way I can access it when I'm on the road. My preference is alphabetical. But, since it's a spreadsheet, at any given time it can be sorted.

I have columns for what I paid, today's value (have to keep up with it), author first name, author last name, etc.

This really helps with insurance as well. Once a year I give a copy to my insurance rep for file.

Hope this helps.

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Re: How to organize SK books

Post by evanaltman36 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:42 am

Thanks, I should probably upgrade my digital tracking. But how about actually displaying? I don't necessarily collect for value and I haven't tracked most of the purchase prices, so I'm just looking to have them on my bookshelves.

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Re: How to organize SK books

Post by Ben Staad » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:49 pm

Mine are in order of publication with the exception of the Dark Tower series. Those are all displayed together on one shelf.

In regards to multiples I try to keep them together but it all depends on space. I've ran out on my nicest shelving unit.

I suppose other folks also display 1st 1st, Signed, Lettered, Numbered, AE, GE, Etc., all a little differently as well.

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Re: How to organize SK books

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:05 am

Mine are displayed by size. OCD only allows straight lines, and we ALL have OCD. My OCD has now gotten worse. It has alphabetisized to CDO.




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Re: How to organize SK books

Post by TheCollector » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:13 am

To a certain extent mine are also sorted by size - with the tallest on the left going to the shortest on the right. Also I try to keep different sections/series together.

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Re: How to organize SK books

Post by evanaltman36 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:51 pm

Ben Staad wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:49 pm
Mine are in order of publication with the exception of the Dark Tower series. Those are all displayed together on one shelf.

In regards to multiples I try to keep them together but it all depends on space. I've ran out on my nicest shelving unit.

I suppose other folks also display 1st 1st, Signed, Lettered, Numbered, AE, GE, Etc., all a little differently as well.
I like where you're at on this, guess it depends on how much room I have.

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