Your Bookcase

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Gage, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. idler

    idler GeneralList

    'The Joy of Sets', so to speak... Completism is an easy trap to fall into.
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A 'leading military history bookseller' who I used to reenact with, tells me that when Osprey change their covers, he has several 'subscription' customers who order complete new sets...
  3. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    I will shortly have an embargo placed on me of that I have no doubt. :)
    As far as tidy goes , my good lady says too many boxes on the floor .........
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  4. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    I did and some nudity too, didn't help sales though.

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    canuck Closed Account

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    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

  7. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I've been dealing with another book-buying 'problem'.

    I've a lot more classifying and shifting furniture to do for the rest of my books, but after splashing out on this made-to-order two-metre oak-bookcase I now have my collection of British generals' memoirs, diaries and biographies shelved in one place. With three more books in the post...

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  8. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    I've run out of bookshelf space - not only of space on the shelves but wall space for book shelves (unless I want to start blocking windows or ripping out kitchen units and wardrobes) - and I live in a fairly large house by myself (widower) nearly 70 years of avid reading is taking its toll. I have an innate horror of disposing of books - akin to burning them. E-books have helped but not everything I want to read is available as an E book. A great many books I acquire today are used as much for reference as anything else. Arrggh.
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  9. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    I’ve got the same problem. I shuffle my wife’s books out to make space for my own... :D
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  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I don't worry about the shelves. It's the walls and floors which scare me.
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  11. vestingjager

    vestingjager Well-Known Member

    Mine are in the garage.....grr....
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  12. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    I'm fed up with that bloke who keeps finding books about tanks at his local Tesco. I would happily send him books about tanks for nothing, postage paid, but I haven't got any. Anyway, he can't move for boxes, he says.

    Submarines, a few, lots of poetry, novels, history, Royal Navy, and instead of paying for storage I could subscribe to the London Library...but not the same, really.

    But, we noble banana box collectors are brave pioneers of the post internet and smartphone age who react with horror to expressions such as: " Gosh, ain't you got a lot of books. Have you read them all ? "

    All costs of production spent, CO2 recycled by 1900 in the case of a few of my collection, one by 1700 in the case of one delight found for £7.50. Pity about the missing first nine pages and the broken binding, but it was printed on a hand press. Have I read it ? Well, parts of it, we had to do Milton at school.

    One day I will hire a horse and cart and load it with tatty old pre-war Penguin books and take it to the local market ( with the carter, no good with horses.) Then I'll put a sign up saying: " Buy a book or the horse starves !" That will get to the folk with a bit of shiny glass spouting bluetooth in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, won't it ? Pile them high, sell them cheap. And then go out and buy some more.
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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Freephone number available for help if required

    Only books eh

    What about all the other junk

    See here if you would like to offload any My book-buying "problem"

    This might help giving you storage vision
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    Failing the above have a look for a library shelving company which will be expensive but all you supply is the books and the musty smell.
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  14. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Junk? How did you find out about my collection of fine old radio tuners, cassette decks, cameras, which might work again, just a need a little fettling.....?
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  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Oh-oh. I feel yet another support thread coming along soon: in aid of all those who've insanely been accused of hoarding.
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  16. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Me ? surely not. The very thought. My late father did keep broken 13 amp fuses, which was a trifle batty, but broken torch bulbs could be used in a doll's house circuit with a torch bulb holder and new connections soldered in place after the glass was removed, obvious , really....just needed the skill of an electrician, which he wasn't. His excuse was he was once a submariner and anything had a use, so why break the habit ?
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  17. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    The India-Burma section, the fast majority of which were purchased second hand. In the second photograph the door to the hall way, (luckily one of two doors to this room), is blocked by a corner cabinet that I have been restoring for some time.

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  18. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    In case you are wondering why the cabinet is taking so long to restore it is because it started out like this.

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    Stripped down to this.

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    It spent several weeks on the kitchen table like this.

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    And by the time it got to look like this, my Mrs had had enough and wanted her kitchen table back.

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    Hopefully, one more push and I will get it finished.
  19. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    A great piece of restoration and TLC.
  20. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Is it like this?

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