First of all, you should divide all of your books into different sections which will help you to arrange books according to their subjects and authors.
Dividing a library into different sections will help you to give it a perfect look and the overstocking look will immediately vanish.
Try to put those books in the front shelf that you have read and put the unread books in less prominent shelves that you have placed behind the front row shelves.
If you have fixed bookshelves in your room then place the more valuable books in the central shelf which is more prominent as compared to the shelves in the corners of the room.
Consolidating the library is an art and you can easily master it by making a perfect division of different types of books and give them a proper order which will help you to find a desired book without wasting time in searching it.
Arranging the books in a sequence and dividing them into different sections will help you in vacating a considerable place that was occupied by these scattered books.
Make sure you keep those books near to the sitting place that you are reading presently. It will help you to pick those books easily without wasting time and without facing any hassle.
Always try to keep your favourites books on the most prominent place in the shelves which indicates that the reader is inspired by these valuable books. It gives a good impression to the visitors and they will consider you a literary person.
Consolidating a library also creates a strong impact on the viewers and shows them your love for books. It is a noble and favourable impression that you can easily create on your visitors.
Always keep your books in good condition and immediate remove the torn books from your shelf in order to get most out of consolidating process.