I own quite a few books. Not many hundreds but perhaps a single hundred or so. This may not be many compared with others out there but since moving in with my boyfriend their numbers have presented a real storage issue.
We live in an almost 200 year old terrace cottage that used to be part of an old farm; what is now our kitchen used to be the milking shed. To that end the house is small, there are only 3 rooms with the potential for putting up shelves and 2 of those, the bedrooms, have no spare wall space to accommodate fixed or freestanding shelves.