You know that sense you occasionally get where you come to the final page of a great novel, and you don't want it to end? But, instead, do you want to find out what happened next in the characters you love lives? Then, you need to read the next book in the series and want something more. That's the first symptom of a burgeoning addiction to book collecting.
There isn't one type of book collector. If you've ever kept a copy of a book you had already finished reading, you've already started collecting books. If you've ever bought a hardcover copy to replace the paperback, you are getting into addiction.
Resources to help you build your library.
Here are some links to help you learn what you need to know to start and grow your collection of vintage books you love. This collection of links is a great launching point; you will find basic terms, helpful information, and useful tips.
Book Series Information
If you are beginning to collect the Nancy Drew mystery series or any series and are unsure which books you are missing, search Book Series in Order. The purpose of this website is straightforward: to list the sequence of every book in the order in a series.
Book Series In Order lists the book series alphabetically by author, then by character or string. Where relevant, they provide you with the publication order and the chronological order of the books written.
According to the website, suppose you search for information on a series you are interested in, but it's not listed. In that case, they tend to add the order of book series by request or popularity. So if there is an author or book series you want to see listed that isn't? E-mail them! That will help bump them up the priority list.
You can copy/paste a series of information into a note on your phone. This would be a great way to keep track of what books in a series you are on the hunt for and the books you already have, so you don't purchase duplicates.
All the Vintage Book Shopping Details
Your Vintage Online Book Shopping Guide is a great book shopping guide if you are starting your vintage library. Vintage books also appeal to collectors and those who enjoy browsing second-hand bookstores. It is not uncommon for someone to spend several thousand dollars on their book collection, but this hobby doesn't need to be expensive. Here is a good article on how to start your quality library affordably
Be social with other book lovers.
Library Thing is a social networking site for book lovers. You can easily list your collections and find others who share your interests. This online site for book lovers contains excellent forums and many devoted book lovers who love to share. If you are trying to build your book collection of childhood favorites but can't remember the title, Name that Book group is the place to ask questions or search the threads. As with all groups, start your book search by reading the posting guideline thread.
Are you frustrated by book terms?
Have you read the description of the condition of a book and assumed you were reading a secret code? Don't worry; you're not alone. To help you, I have collected a glossary of standard terms booksellers use to determine books' condition. Save this link and refer back when things get confusing when researching an old book.
Once you start looking, you will find books everywhere!
Always keep an eye out. "When you start looking for them, books are everywhere," If you enjoy traveling, make a plan to visit bookstores of all sizes and specialties." On your travels. Libraries frequently sell books, and publishing houses often have impressive bookstores.
What to do with the extra books you bought?
Recognize that it is okay to let go. As you collect and rearrange your books, you may find some that no longer look right on your shelf. Little Free Libraries are everywhere; you could donate your books to one or start your own.
This site has plenty of information and an app to find Little Free Libraries in your area. Also, detailed steps will take you from start to finish to help you establish and become a steward of a Little Free Library.
I hope these links help you start and grow your library and share your love of books.
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