First of all, the methods vary a lot depending on what kind of Nook you have. The new Nook Samsung tablets have a pretty nice shelving function. The e-ink devices (the Nook Glow and its predecessors, the Nook Simple Touch Glowlight and the Nook Simple Touch) have a much more cumbersome shelving process.
And, of course, the worst part is that the shelving will not carry over from one device to another if you have more than one.
As for how to organize, that's a matter of taste, I have very few shelves. Some people have a lot.
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There are many articles online that address and give advice on this issue, e.g., https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+organize+shelves+for+nook&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
I've learned, the hard way, that it's not worthwhile to invest lot of time creating shelves on the NOOK, since doing a hard reset deletes them. Therefore, I now only use my NOOK's shelves to organize content that I need to find quickly, e.g., by project (such as "XYZ Seminar") or broad category (such as "textbooks").
Thanks, didn't know that they are lost if there is a hard reset . I won't invest the time!!