• sweet! - myleftthumb
  • I had to find this book on Friday and could not! I thought it was more of an orange color and started scanning farther down.
  • Ship of Gold in Deep Blue Sea- sinking of the SS Central America. I bought this book about 5 years ago. For me it was one of those that was hard to put down but just about any nautical or maritime book is. This book is on the top shelf of one of my bookcases in the bedroom. - gb_packards Thank you for the 1 million views!
  • Not too many people seem to know this one. My aunt was involved in the recovery of the textiles that they found in the shipwreck.
  • I am one! lol - Melody.loves.you
  • Go Chronicle Books! The only one I could find, though. :( - Todd X.

Rainbow Books

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My books were organized by topic and then alpha by author but I decided to change these two bookcases so that they were arranged by color. I like the way it looks but I can't find anything anymore!

Here's a zoom-burst view of my rainbow books: www.flickr.com/photos/bluemarla/2099105201/

PFriedmann, Vincent Ma, Lisa-S, and 398 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. _anke_ 45 months ago | reply

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Book Nerds, und wir freuen uns, Ihr Foto unserer Gruppe hinzuzufügen.

  2. Sandro Vinci 44 months ago | reply

    Great composition!

    See my photostream:


  3. biktopincanada 44 months ago | reply

    a little O.C.D. but still brilliant!

  4. Blue I'x 44 months ago | reply

    Awesome! I have my non-fiction books sorted by color! People think I'm crazy, and now I know I'm not the only one!!!

  5. pawprints 42 months ago | reply

    very creative--looks great - I 'm thinking about trying this with my books but afraid I won't be able to find any of them when I look for them.

  6. H is for Home 36 months ago | reply

    Fantastic !!

    Please post your photo at
    "Books and Magazines!!"

  7. Seeing the World in Purple 34 months ago | reply

    this may be the best picture of books i've seen as of yet on Flickr

  8. Seeing the World in Purple 34 months ago | reply

    I'm gonna tumblr this =)

  9. bluemarla 34 months ago | reply

    Thanks so much everyone for the continuing love for this photo, which has been my most popular on flickr since I posted it 5 years ago! My books on these shelves are still this way today, with a couple of titles changed out when the colors faded.

  10. colorguardie11 32 months ago | reply

    that is beautiful :)

  11. Suzzie J 31 months ago | reply

    This is a great idea! I'll have to do the same one day :)

  12. michellejeffries 30 months ago | reply

    It's true...you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their bookshelf. I would love to read your Book Review of some of these titles.

  13. wbaiv 26 months ago | reply

    Its beautiful, really, truly beautiful, but you'd need an index to find anything.
    Still, I have a number of entropic shelves, not particularly organized, this would be something really fun to do with them!

  14. llaurin 23 months ago | reply

    I did the same thing, and you are right, I can't find anything anymore either!!!!! But I like the way it looks, so it's worth it.

  15. JONE VASAITIS 21 months ago | reply

    So simple and so beautiful at the same time! :)

  16. Amélia A. Photographies 20 months ago | reply

    Great idea ! Nice shot !

  17. isa13 15 months ago | reply

    I like you idea of rainbow books, it looks nice and it feels nice. As someone said, looking for books may bring back books you had forgotten about. Nice picture.

  18. Noel_Hynd 15 months ago | reply

    Marla: You have one of the best pix on Flickr. Here's my own arrangement of editions of books which I wrote. I'm still missing two dozen foreign editions, but a book arrangement is a book arrangement.

    Bookshelves....(mine, so far)

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