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Shelving Books

I initially started this post with a question on how I ought to shelve my copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies since it has the two author's listed: Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Since I like shelving my books by author's last name (the way I feel it properly ought to be done), should it go with Austen's other books? Or, maybe it should go with the other Grahame-Smith's. Oh wait, I don't have any other Grahame-Smith's. How would I shelve a Grahame-Smith anyway? With the G's or the S's?

And that's where a whole slew of other question began to arise. Where do I shelve books like All The King's Men, written by Robert PennWarren? (No offense to anyone, but what kind of last name is PennWarren?) And Japanese author's like Novala Takemoto - well, in his case I know where to put him, but the surnames are an issue for me. I know how they work (basically their "last names" aren't last) but do English publishers rearrange them for their own practical purposes? And here is another one - related to the first: books like Cathy's Book where 3 author's are listed: Stewart/Weisman/Brigg. Should I just take the earliest alphabetical name (in this case Brigg)?

And finally, how do you guess shelve your books? Is there a method to your mayhem?
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