Post Reply What bookshelf do you store your manga on?
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Posted 4/18/15
My manga collection has spiraled out of control, and I'm looking to put all of my manga on a bookshelf. Right now they are stored away in drawers or wrapped in plastic until I get a suitable shelf. What is the best shelf for manga? I'mI'm looking for something relatively long so I can lay out a series by volume.
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reimu1234 wrote:

My manga collection has spiraled out of control, and I'm looking to put all of my manga on a bookshelf. Right now they are stored away in drawers or wrapped in plastic until I get a suitable shelf. What is the best shelf for manga? I'mI'm looking for something relatively long so I can lay out a series by volume.


Preferably one with adjustable shelves.
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Posted 4/18/15
This would be important with manga's varying sizes
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Posted 4/20/15
I'd like to hear about this as well. Right now I only have one big bookshelf that is holding my YA books, manga, and dvds. My collection is growing and my shelf is almost full. Not sure what to do at this point haha.
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Posted 4/23/15 , edited 3/8/16
I apologize, I don't have a better picture (first one is blurry), I'm not at home but these pics were on my cell.
You can get these kinds of shelves just about anywhere. Home Hardware, Wal Mart, etc.
The shelves are adjustable, plus you can find extra shelves in stores (or garage sales, depending on wear and tear) to put in extra shelves. Or, you can be like me and stack some series sideways to fit them together. I have 4 of these shelves in my house to accommodate my books, manga, comics, DVDs, blurays, video games, CDs and vinyls. I like them because every time I run out of shelving space, I can find an identical shelf (you can get shorter shelves too) and don't have to worry about replacing or matching my furnishings every time my collections expand. :)

Posted 4/23/15 , edited 4/23/15
i think it's best idea to store them on solid wooden bookshelves.

i have those... bookshelves that are made of wood pieces... and they're bending due to the weight of the manga... lol. i think they're going to break some day.
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Posted 4/23/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

i think it's best idea to store them on solid wooden bookshelves.

i have those... bookshelves that are made of wood pieces... and they're bending due to the weight of the manga... lol. i think they're going to break some day.


To be fair, if you have the money, definitely go for a more solid option than pressed wood, but such shelves tend to be VERY expensive. Nonetheless, you can get more solid ones similar to what I suggested. On the other hand, I've kept textbooks and dictionaries a plenty on those shelves, and didn't have problems with bending or warping, but this might be due to the fact that I would adjust the shelves so that the heavy items were directly against the books on the shelf beneath it, somewhere in the middle of the shelf, stabilizing and spreading the weight. I have a friend who buys extra "shelves" and doubles them up to achieve the same effect, and still keeping it less expensive than buying a solid wooden bookshelf. Depends on your budget and such.
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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/24/15
I used a bunch of shelves that I bought from Walmart. It's processed wood and you can configure how you want it, depending the space and the amount of storage you need. This is my current basement set up. Holds all 500+ manga, all games, consoles, regular books, general geek stuff and room for my kid's toys.


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Posted 10/19/16
I recommend a low shelf under a desk.
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Posted 10/20/16
I used to use shelving meant for DVDs, since most manga are about the same height as a DVD. There are a lot more manga being published that are an inch or two longer (taller?), but I tend to just stack those ones on their side or put them with my Western comics (which I just keep in a normal IKEA bookcase).
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