|Ancient Gygax Secret, huh?|
Here we have the middle three shelves of my only bookcase, which is right next to my computer desk (aka Smokestack Central). I left off the top and bottom shelves because those are mostly art books and a shoebox full of SFX CDs.
Here's the first one. The large section to the right is my Judges' Guild collection, plus some Role-Aids books on the far right. This shelf is mostly for reference and inspiration (and the occasional Marvel/FASERIP game I play - yes, the books are in there next to my Champions BBB).
Now here's my main research/playing section. All the main D&D books reside here, from Holmes to 2E. I keep these books on this particular shelf because A) it's the Load Bearing shelf and I have quite a few hardbacks and B) I can easily reach it from the desk - which comes in handy when I have to look something up in the middle of a podcast.
This third shelf is reserved for box sets, other game systems and assorted ephemera (or what wouldn't fit on the other two shelves). That Champions of Mystara box is a misnomer - it actually holds my D&D Gazeteer collection.
And there it is - my working/research library. I also have a butcher block table behind my drawing table that holds paper (printer and art) and about a half-dozen binders with various DM-related material (including my DM Guidebook).
So now you know, Jim.
And Knowing is Half The Encounter! (PC JOE!!)