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A house without books is like a room without windows


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« on: February 02, 2009, 05:29:01 pm »

A house without books is like a room without windows
 (Heinrich Mann)

Who else checks out the books on people's bookshelves.?
you can tell so much about a peron by looking at their books.


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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 05:53:30 pm »

ALWAYS!!!!

Mind u I dont have a bookshelf here. Im the only one who reads.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 06:42:15 pm »

I only keep really favourite books at home now. Novels go back to our shop. Reference books stay. 
I tend to have piles of books .
At work I have a pile that I might take home to read.
At home I have a pile waiting to be read
PLUS
 A pile that I must pick up and take back to work

A pile downstairs that I pick up and read bits of at a time ( like when I go outside for a smoke, when ads are on tv, when my computer is running a scan.... I can have several of these on the go at a time.
My main bookcase in the lounge has ( runs to count them)  about 110 books.This includes a few favourites like Louis De Bernieres and Paulo Coelho and Lee Carroll
Mr B keeps trying to dump other stuff on my shelves  grrrrrrr
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 07:19:36 pm »

I've got so many bloody books at my place that it has got totally out of hand.

I don't tend to keep fiction, once I have read them, they get passed onto other people (sometimes I even deposit them into a carriage of one of the trains I drive).

However, I keep non-fiction books and that is the hoardes of them I have got everywhere in my home. I've got two massive rimu bookcases (they are HUGE) and both are chocka with books. Then I've got more books stashed in every nook and cranny around the place. Plus heaps more stored in boxes (some of them in the shed). When I eventually kark it, someone is going to have a field day sorting through my vast library of books (and that doesn't even start to count the massive collection of DVDs and CDs).
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 07:48:47 pm »

I sometimes get calls from families who have a deceased estate to get sort out. It is amazing how many books that some people can collect.
The worst thing about being in the 2nd hand book business is the number of people trying to sell their books because they need the money ( this is becoming a huge problem for us ). Unfortunately, most times their books aren't worth anything and we don't want them.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 08:58:12 pm »

Authenticated as far as possibe, Hard copy is best way to ensure facts as of when, and where, is live recorded as data gets lost if a emp producing event occurs.
and encourage the forward to the classics. dickens. lorna doon Kidnapped. little women . joan of arc. florence nightingale. cervantes, and tall tale and true from the legendary past.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 10:01:36 am »

I just never seem to have enough bookcases
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 10:07:01 pm »

When I was encouraging my son to leave home and go flatting he came and asked us if he could take all the furniture in his room with him...We said YES. next day I came home from work and he had moved 2 of my bookcases into his room. LOL   
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 08:20:11 pm »

I always want to look at other peoples books too.  Its my very first urge even before I take my shoes off.

Your so lucky to have a book shop Brownie, I really envy you because it's something I've always wanted to do business-wise.  I imagine some people getting desperate enough to need to sell their books just to pay for food and that's not a very pretty image.

I buy books by the carton, a bit hit and miss, but sometimes I get a real treasure.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 04:19:23 pm »

I imagine some people getting desperate enough to need to sell their books just to pay for food and that's not a very pretty image.

They do Sparkelz and most of the time we can't buy them . Although a lot of time it is someone wanting to sell books to feed the pokies or for booze. I love the bookshop, walking in each morning is a buzz, how many people can say that about their job?

And of course tthere are the little BOOKERS   .....   more on them later
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