Books Reshelved May 2020
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After our recent air conditioner leak, I had to pull everything off of my shelving unit.
The above shelves all face my side of the bed. (Yes, that's my collection of double stacked and double bagged Dark Shadows books.) I've spent the last week bagging what I could (we've run out of bags and will have to order more.) I also took the time to rearrange the books. I moved read books to the back and books to read/research to the front, as well select side shelves (like the ones you see above.)
Two giant Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Foster, and a giant Alexander Calder book live here on top of a comic book box.
I tried to put the Bay Area Figurative artists and abstract expressionists together as much as possible. I also had to squeeze in some smaller books where I could to try to balance the weight of the shelves.
A treasure in one of my David Mack books. In 2016, at San Diego Comic Con, he drew Frida Kahlo for me after I told him how much I loved his sketchbooks from visiting Casa Azul in Mexico.
Books that I want to read next are placed on the above side shelves.
(More books to be read, on this smaller side shelf.)
I actually have a little bit of room left because of how I rearranged the books and removed some items (now to figure out where to put two boxes of zines!) I don't put any books on the very top (as it blocks the air conditioner) but I plan on lining that shelf with plastic as well. Last time I had thick canvas pages stacked (accidentally!) right below where the leak happened. That ended up being a big help. They were thrown out accidentally last week but I'll make do with something else.
Archival bags and dust jackets can be found at Bud Plant's Art Books
Thanks for taking a tour of one of my bookcases. If you're interested, I'll do this again sometime with another one of my bookcases (my Van Gogh books are on at least two cases as well as on the floor next to my bed.) If you know of any other sites with art books, I'd love to see links in the comments section!