I did it! I saw a bookcase on Pinterest that was set up in color (not alpha) and I loved it - it looked so different and fun. So, I tried it. I purged some books along the way also: moved my cookbooks to a kitchen cabinet, found some books that can be placed in the yard sale box, etc. But I love the finished look. I do have way too many blue books so they are spilling out a bit, so the photo albums below might need to find a new storage space soon.