My personal library

I want to share with you my vision of how I organized my personal library.
At the moment of my life, I have more than 110 books stored, which I have transferred to Anytype.
Note: I cannot speak English fluently, so I may make mistakes in the text. I’m sorry about that :roll_eyes:. I will make notes with the translation of my sections.
I will make explanations for each photo.

  1. Here I wrote the name for the set, the description. I have several categories: Научно-популярные (Non-fiction), Художественные (Fiction), Конспекты (Notes -books for which I made notes), Прочитанные (Read - books that I read), Купить (Buy - books that I want to buy), Высокие оценки (High Marks - books with high ratings that I can recommend to friends). For each category I have made filters for easier search (I have a large library)

  1. A more detailed view.
    Name, author, category, status - default relationships.
    Category - two options (non-fiction, fiction)
    Status - 4 options (Bought (Bought, did not start reading), Read (Read), Not read (not read), Reading (Reading, reading at the moment).
    Тематика - (Thematic, a more understandable description of the book).
    Оценка - (Rating, I give grades from 1 to 5 stars, x - if I haven’t read it yet)
    Конспект - (Abstract, I make a note about the completion of the synopsis, ready or not ready).

  1. Visual display of books with covers. This makes it easier to navigate through my library.

  1. Created two template selections depending on the category (non-fiction, fiction). Templates differ slightly from the category.

5 and 6. I show how my finished version of the book looks like. Here I upload a photo of the book to the cover, take a photo of the book, description, author, rating, and so on. Next, I upload an e-book in 3 formats (epub, fb2, pdf) to the section "Электронная книга).

  1. This is how my books and authors look in my second digital brain. A very large tree grows here. :grinning:
    Thank you all for your attention. I am ready to answer your questions and give explanations. I hope I was helpful to you and designed everything well.

This is great! Really cool to see to what detail you worked out your use case. You might be interested in this FR to better handle (pdf) files directly in Anytype and better integrate with the filesystem.

Keep on Anytyping!

It is very difficult for me to explain in words how my library works. I was thinking about making a short video.
The topic of PDF in this context is not very relevant to me, since I use paper books in any type to organize the data obtained from these books.

If you have the time, a video would be awesome! Maybe @Charlotte is also interested in this :slight_smile:

Edit: just noticed in your post here you are already in contact with them, great!


Yes, I have a desire to help in the development of the Anytype project. I could try to work for a wider audience, popularize any type.
At first I installed Anytype to organize my library, but then I started developing other sections (notes and notes about nutrition, sports, human physiology, psychology).


I think you are cool =)

Did I understand you correctly that you are saying that I am cool? Or did you make a great set?

I’m saying you are cool, I never have time to organise something in Anytype, lol)


I’m trying to find the time. Now I spend more time on organization and order, but in the future I will introduce new knowledge and new information into a ready-made system. This will save time and energy in the future. Thank you for your feedback.


Excuse me,
How does a SET associate with a book to form a network

You can associate Objects via Relations. For example, if you have two books by the same Author, and both book Objects have a Relation “Author” with the same value, they will be linked in the graph. You don’t associate Objects with Sets, you only use Sets to filter a subset of your Objects to be visible in that Set (for example: only books by a specific author).

I might want to ask how do you link sets with books in the diagram
(Sorry, because of the translation software used, the expression may not be very clear)

You could check out the instruction videos at You might find those helpful to understand the working of Sets, Object and Relations.

Good thank you

Костя, приветствую. Буду писать на русском, поскольку тоже не очень дружу с английским пока. У тебя красиво все выглядит на фото. Получается ли у тебя сделат видео всего процесса. Или, хотя бы, описать со скринами пошаговый процесс оформления самих книг, заметок к ним и борда, на который выводится вся информация о библиотеке.

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@AlexGor Welcome to the Community!

I took the liberty of translating your post for other members. We are an international crowd and prefer to keep communication in English. Hope this is accurate enough:

I posted some videos on my Anytype space. I can make a video about books, a library, if there is a request and wishes for it.


Im curious why two different templates for fiction or non fiction instead of just having a field that toggles which one?

Because templates differ in their content. Some sections can only be in fiction, and others only in science.