The Sorted Book Project

Here’s a creative and amusing idea – The Sorted Book Project which has run since 1993 in various locations all over the world. The idea is to take books out of a collection, then select titles and organise them in a particular order so that the titles ‘tell a story’ in sequence.

‘The clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library’s focus, idiosyncracies, and inconsistencies’.

I think that’s a fancy way of saying, let’s have some fun with book titles. I can see a Book Week activity here.


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4 responses to “The Sorted Book Project

  1. jennylu

    I love this idea Tania. This is what appeals to me and I think it will hold appeal for my sudents too. What a great activity for a class. Send them out in small groups to the shelve sto find a strry they can tell with titles and then leave them scattered in different parts of the Library. Might be an idea to work with in the first week back. (If I get the time!)

  2. You’re still in Shanghai, Jenny? All the best with settling in when you come back.

  3. Thanks for sharing this idea! Like you, I can see some real fun to be had the next time I have my class in the school library… as it is, I’m going to have to ‘borrow’ you graphic.

  4. You’re very welcome, Neil. Just discovered your excellent blog; lots of delicious reading ahead.

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