October 10, 2022
We consider our collections to be extensions of our passions, maybe serving as a diary of our creative and intellectual pursuits. Owning books enhances our life and there is a certain pleaure about having one on the shelf. The condition of the books is significant since collectors consider valuable.
The term "bibliophilia" refers to the love of books. Those who enjoy reading, admiring, and collecting books are called "bibliophiles." A person who loves books may also be referred to as a bookman, bibliolater, or, less commonly, as a "bookman."
There are almost as many reasons people collect books:
1. If we are interested in a particular subject or author. A way to support the author is by collecting their books.
2.The enjoyment of beautiful objects, some collectors love being surrounded by s tacks of books.
3. Many collectors love browsing books in their home library, the same as in local libraries.
4. Your imagination and horizons can be expanded through books. A personal library of books is a amazing luxury. These books have so many lessons for you to learn if you are just willing to read them.
5. Some people don't consider it book collecting, they view it as inviting dear friends to stay with them.
But the main reason drawing all collectors together is that antique books are a tangible, physical link to the past, both emotionally and intellectually.
An ongoing issue occurs between the never-ending curiosity and desire to read books and a severe lack of time to do so. There is even a word (in Japanese) that characterizes this ailment: tsundoku. Literally speaking, it refers to those stacks of books you buy that you know you need but haven't had time to read.
Lagerfeld clarified during a "master class" at the 2015 International Festival of Fashion and Photography: "Today, I only collect books; there is no room left for something else. If you go to my house, I'll have you walk around the books. I ended up with a library of 300,000. It's a lot for an individual." He piles his books diagonally to fit more of his collection—which includes works in French, English, and German—in his home.
There are many different reasons why people collect rare books. Some people, are only interested in obtaining it for pleasure, for the challenge and excitement of the pursuit and the fulfillment of getting a perfect book. Book collectors would tell you that their hobby is one of the most gratifying and entertaining.
I have a connection to the author Maeve Binchy, i read many of her books during a a stressfull time in my life. Every time i see this author books i have to pick it up and almost want to hug it. Whatever your reason the books you have in your collection it could be because they are sentimental, or valuable in a monetary way. The most crucial thing is to collect them out of love.
Happy reading and book collecting,
Pam of Reading Vintage
A man's library is a sort of harem, and tender readers have a great prudency in showing their books to a stranger.” – Emerson (“Society and Solitude”)
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