Thursday, December 11, 2008

Best Friends on Paper

Lee, at the suggestion of a reader, posted photos of his bookcases. I was much encouraged - mine look much the same - overflowing, crowded, words everywhere.
The main collection is housed on shelves in the library area of my cottage. There are upwards of 1200 books on 14 shelves. I've read them all at least once and some several times.

This smaller case in the office area holds reference and writing books as well as my cd collection and my printer.

An old but sturdy wooden crate holds children's books - some of my childhood favorites, others from my own children's collections, and still others I've added over the years.

Note: Under my tiny Christmas tree lie several wrapped packages that look and feel like books - I do hope that's what they are!


Lee said...

Lovely. They have a warmth and a familiarity that is hard to beat!

(Oddly the verification word is "angst")

meggie said...

Oh I love your bookcase pics!! So inviting & comfortable looking.
I once had a friend who said, "If I go into a house & cannot see any books, I want to immediately leave!"
I feel the same way.

herhimnbryn said...

Like I said 'old friends';)

Barbara said...

I spy some Little Golden Books in that collection. This is their 65th anniversary. I can see that books are a priority in your small space.

Norma said...

That's amazing that you've read all your books. I have several generations, so I haven't read the inherited ones, and most are "good intentions." I do try to limit myself--if 2 or 3 come in, a few have to go out.