How do you store Paizo's books?


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The hardcovers are easy enough to store, but I'm not quiet happy with how I store others

I've noticed that the softcover books tend to be a bit thicker on the binding side. In my Adventure Path collection, a few are forced back into the shelf while the two adjacent books push together to cover the gap. Has anyone else had (and/or solved) this problem?

I've though of using more bookends, but wasn't sure if this would cause additional wear on the books.

I've put the saddle stitched books in magazine boxes. They store well in this way, but they tend to be difficult to locate. This isn't a big problem for the (old style) modules, but it is inconvenient to find a Player Companion quickly.


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I use magazine boxes for all of the softcovers. The brand I use is perfect for two APs, two map folios and four player guides (which I get printed). I agree it's a little awkward to find a player guide, but I have them sorted and only keep a half dozen or so in each box (so all the "racial" companions together, for example.

I generally stack the hardcovers horizontally. I find that reduces the number of warped covers (something I have a problem with when it comes to paizo hardcovers stored normally).


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I store APs and their related materials upright on my bookshelf in magazine files. The fiberboard files I buy (similar to these) hold two entire adventure paths, their map folios, and perhaps a couple of the monthly setting books. Since most of the book spine is still visible, it's easy to see which file contains what APs. I can then pull an entire bin when I need to reference a particular AP and it sits nicely on my desk without tipping over.

Note that I would recommend fiberboard over plastic or wire so that you don't scratch the covers of your APs. I'd also recommend you get ones with a square profile (rather than narrower on one end) so that they store nicely on your bookshelf without bunching up (you'll make better use of your shelf-space this way too).

FWIW, I also use these files for some of the thinner hardcovers (UM, UC, etc.), I find that it makes it much easier to get out and put away the books my players need come gametime.

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I too use magazine holders, specifically fairly cheap ones from Target. I put one AP into each holder, along with supporting Player's Companions, Campaign Setting Books, Pawn Sets, and Map Folios. I find one box can hold pretty much an entire AP's worth of material.

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Here is what my shelf looks like (many of the files are much more complete now) Picture


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In a kindle. :)


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I was going to say on a thumb drive, but BigNorseWolf beat me to it.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
In a kindle. :)

FTFY ;)


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Cori Marie wrote:
Here is what my shelf looks like (many of the files are much more complete now) Picture

@Cori: That looks very nice!

Silver Crusade

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Thanks. I did the labels in Photoshop using the backgrounds of the AP in question and typically the end boss (though Carrion Crown has Tar-Baphon because he's the big bad in my upcoming CC game) I need to do one for Serpent's Skull since I've since bought it as well. Books that are in each box:
CotCT: All six AP books,Guide to Korvosa (working on rebinding the books into one volume ala RotRL), Book of the Damned Volume 2; Princes of Darkness, Seven Swords of Sin, and Academy of Secrets
Kingmaker: All six AP books, Guide to the River Kingdoms, and soonish People of the River
Carrion Crown: All six AP books, Hungry Are The Dead, Carrion Hill, Map Folio, Rule of Fear, Mythic Realms, Dungeons of Golarion, Artifacts & Legends, Book of the Damned Volume 3: Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Shattered Star: All six AP books, Pawn Set, Magnimar: City of Monumments, Blood of Angels (for my character in the game) Character Folio (for my character in the game), Pathfinder Society Primer, Map Folio
Reign of Winter: All six AP books, map pack, Irrisen: Land of Winter, People of the North, two Pawn Sets (LGS had it on sale for $10 and I wanted another Kokojiack), Map Folio


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Thanks guys/gals,

I store mine on bookshelves with bookends but those vertical magazine holders make a lot of sense and will keep everything together.

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I'm going to need to get more bookshelves.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
In a kindle. :)

Dropbox

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Steve Geddes wrote:

I use magazine boxes for all of the softcovers. The brand I use is perfect for two APs, two map folios and four player guides (which I get printed). I agree it's a little awkward to find a player guide, but I have them sorted and only keep a half dozen or so in each box (so all the "racial" companions together, for example.

I generally stack the hardcovers horizontally. I find that reduces the number of warped covers (something I have a problem with when it comes to paizo hardcovers stored normally).

Mine tend to stay in my bags unless I'm using them.


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