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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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      • Only 6 shelves of books? Sounds easy.

        We had over a dozen shelves of books the last time we moved - that was in 1986. More have been added since then. (We also decided at the time that we were not about to move again for a long time. :-)

        Heck, just my paperback SF is way way over 6 normal sized shelves. They are actually stored on a single custom made "bookshelf". Each "shelf" is made from a 4x8 sheet of plywood. Cut out two rectangles to form a giant letter E. The spine of the E is 6", the 3 cross strokes are each 12". Repeat 9 times to make 10 of these pieces and stack them vertically about 8" apart, with the spine of the E running alng a wall and the cross strokes extending out from the wall. (These 6", 12", and 8" numbers are mental estimates - the 8" inch vertical is slightly taller than a standard paperback, the 6" depth is a single book deep, and the 12" legs allow a single book deep on either side.) There is room here for about 4000 paperbacks. Each "shelf" made from a sheet of plywood acts like 8 shelves - 2 on each side of the three cross strokes of the E, and two on the sections of the spine.

        There are about a dozen shelves sized for hardcover books around the house, and the cupboard of the computer room is fitted with 7 or 8 shelves about 7 feet wide.

        • Well, I'm only 24. I've got plenty of time to get more books.

          Besides, I haven't managed to read all of these yet. I longingly remember the days of my youth, when I would look over the bookshelves at home (a wall of them that was three times my height, then twice my height, then just a few feet taller than me) and realize that I'd read half that whole wall. I don't feel like I have time to read much any more.

          Perhaps I should go carve some out... :\

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