Asked by: Jonie Kroth
asked in category: home and garden Last Updated: 5th October, 2020

How many books does the average bookshelf hold?

Here, look at a typical bookshelf: Ask any librarian or bookseller; books are all different sizes, and 20,000 books is a very small library. Depending on the type of book, there might be room for anything from 9000 to 50,000 books.

See further detail related to it here. Thereof, how many books does a Billy bookcase hold?

The ubiquitous IKEA Billy bookcase, for example, runs almost 30" wide and has 6 shelves. That means it offers just under 180" of shelf. If you need 600 inches of shelf, you'll need 3.33 bookshelves (600 divided by 180).

Furthermore, how do you organize a bookshelf with a lot of books? Here's how to decide which books to keep or get rid of.

  1. Separate your hard covers and paperbacks.
  2. Arrange your books by color.
  3. Don't be afraid to stack books.
  4. Organize books by genre or subject.
  5. Display your favorite books front and center.
  6. Organize your books alphabetically.
  7. Group together the books you haven't read yet.

Also to know is, how much weight should a bookshelf hold?

Strength Comparison: The amount of weight a 3-foot 1x12 shelf can hold without sagging more than ¼ inch: Oak: 313 lb. Pine: 200 lb. Plywood: 129 lb.

How deep is the average bookshelf?

Shelf depth is determined by the size of the items to be stored, generally within the range of 6 to 24 inches. Shelf depth for a general purpose bookshelf is usually 10 to 12 inches. Shelf spacing will generally range from 7 to 15 inches with 8 to 12 inches being common for bookshelves.