How to sort books … alphabetical, by subject, or some combination thereof? Or … by color? This last choice can yield spectacular visual results as we have seen before, but here are a few more excellent examples of how old volumes can be turned into new decor.

Juhan Sonin has sorted his professional design library (complete volumes listed on LibraryThing) in various ways from one section to the next, but some odds and ends just didn’t fit … so he took an alternate route, arranging them into an aesthetically-pleasing spectrum.

jdeeringdavis shows that you do not have to take an all-or-nothing approach, either, with this hybrid arrangement of books and other items that flows from color, size, type and other considerations.

Craig Conley “aligned [his] books in honor of the Rainbow Snake of Australian mythology. (Hence, the colors move in a zig-zag pattern, from top left to top right, then right to left, and so on).”