Originally, at our old place, I used my handy label maker to make shelf labels - simply type them up, and stick 'em on. Not pretty, but functional.
This time around, I decided to make something with a little more style. Originally, I wanted to use these labels that I had left over from our wedding...
But there were way too wide to stick on the ends of the shelves. So, I decided to make my own. I first grabbed a similar template online (forgive me if this is design plagiarism), and make a bunch of them in Microsoft Word.
Then, I threw the document through my scrapbooking label maker for some diy stickers.
And painstakingly cut each one out by hand.
And added each one the beginning of each of my sections.
And there you have it! Easy-peasy bookcase shelf labels - for a fraction of the price.
If you do want to spend more money, see this post on Apartment Therapy Chicago.