Friday, October 27, 2006

We were there first ...

... sort of. Maxine sends along this link to Color coded books. A couple of years ago, I had a bright young assistant named Jonathan Saruk, who came up with the idea of color-coding the books that come into my office - a particular color for whatever month the book was officially published. Great idea - especially for when books have to be taken off the shelves to make room for new ones.


  1. ". . . I'm afraid this would massively annoy any librarian who came near it."

    Not all librarians, not all the time:

    A library in Lansing, IL

    A library in Florida

  2. Anonymous12:07 PM

    A new magazine launched in the UK a year or so ago, it was much derided for its main feature in the launch issue being just this idea. I think it was one of those "women's/lifestyle" mags. Folded at issue 2 I recall.

    When I lived alone I used to order my books by subject -- poetry, etc -- or author. Somehow, that never happens with four of us in the house.