I found out about the very cool Sorted Books Project thanks to an e-mail newsletter from the American Library Association. You really should click through and check these out. Then, click on each image on the page to see each full series.
What are they? They’re books sorted in a way that allows you to read the spines from top to bottom and make some kind of sense of them. That “sense” varies from collection to collection.
An Arts librarian where I work organized a similar exhibit last year, which I loved. When she originally explained it to me, I got chills. Together, we randomly selected books from the shelves and created poetry from the titles on the spine. It was so quick and satisfying.
Do you live or work around a lot of books? Give it a try!