Hello all. I haven't really posted a lot here, but I hope to rectify that in the future.
My question today isn't really the purpose of this community, but I thought that maybe readers here might be able to provide some ideas. I apologize if it's too offtopic.
I'm looking for a new way to organize my growing collection of trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and graphic novels. Basically, I'm looking for a good way to organize them on my bookshelf. At present, they're divided up first by publisher, then by 'family' (i.e., Batman family, Spider-Man family, X-Men family), then by precise title (if they're in a continuing series of volumes still being published) and/or in ascending chronological order of when the stories take place as best as I can determine (occasionally this gets difficult). However, lately, I've been wondering if there might be a better way to organize everything. My main concerns, aside from what's been mentioned above, are space limitations (for instance, the ever-growing X-Men section will soon need to spill over into a new shelf) and differing size of books (most everything is "standard", but there have been some recent additions in the digest/manga and oversized hardcover sizes).
Any advice from anyone? Does anyone else have a better/different classification system that they use for personal collections?