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  • : culling books from the shelves in my study (to make room for more books)

    No no no, you either buy more shelves or a bigger apartment...
    • Every time my SO discusses moving, I start thinking about how hard it's going to be to lug all 6 bookshelves of books around, because they'll all have to be unloaded from the shelves, the shelves themselves moved, the books stored in something else temporarily...

      The apartment always seems more livable after this, somehow. :\

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      • If you're worried about unloading that many shelves, that implies that their configuration is rather static. Don't you find that you periodically need to rearrange things so that you can keep the books you're using now within reach?

        That's my problem. The shelves within easy reach of my study chair were full of old cruft, some of which I unlikely to ever read again in this lifetime. Meanwhile, the stack on the side of the bed kept toppling over, and the stack in the bathroom kept getting knocked over. My w

        • The shelves within easy reach of my study chair were full of old cruft, some of which I unlikely to ever read again in this lifetime. Meanwhile, the stack on the side of the bed kept toppling over, and the stack in the bathroom kept getting knocked over. My wife has banned the stack that was next to my favorite chair in the living room, so those books had to go somewhere.
          I haven't been able to get another bookshelf to put in the bathroom (you cannot imagine what an uphill struggle it was to get a coffee table in there!) so there's three stacks in there.

          I've got several shelves around the computer area (normally I can find what I need within two minutes), and two shelves in the bedroom. (Another uphill struggle with the SO -- the bedroom's not as big as it needs to be -- but I opined that they would prove useful within two days, and they did.)

          Keep in mind my collection's rather puny compared to some, so I'm probably not having the kinds of distribution issues I'll have when it's twice as large. I'm only 24, and lots of my reference needs were once served by the lovely Britannica that my father owns (which is just gorgeous, it's all leatherbound, absolutely fabulous books).

          Some days I really miss that set. It had the wonderful distinction of being aesthetically pleasing, extremely useful, and kinesthetically wonderful as well -- they felt just great.

          *nostalgic sigh*

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