Now that my room at home is empty and Christopher took my bookshelf, my books look so sad on the floor. His reasoning for putting them spine-in was because he didn't want the pages to get crushed against the wall. It just makes the dead tree flakes (paper), as a grad school friend of mine so fondly called it, look old and yellow. Don't worry books! You have two brand new shelves to go in at the condo! Once we get the baseboards put back on in the condo I'm going to start bringing books over a bagful at a time.