AT on... Keeping Books

AT on... Keeping Books

Lily Gahagan
Jul 3, 2008

We've moved a lot in the last few years, causing us to frequently have to purge lots of our stuff in order to get from point A to B with some sanity left. But now that we don't see any plans to flee the country in our near future, we'd like to fill out our home a bit. The concern, we suppose, is where to draw the line. In reading The Cure, we started thinking about books and how important they are to our vision of home.

In our family house we have a cozy little library with shelves and shelves of them. There are well-worn books from our childhood, tomes from our parent's school days, and everything in between. It's a comfortable and comforting space. And while we know there has been plenty of weeding in that collection, we don't necessarily know how to do the same for our own personal library (we use the term very loosely in this case), especially since we're working with a lot less space. So we want to raise a question - do you hold on to your books? We'd love to hear why or why not. And if you do, is there any method to what makes the cut?

Image: Dawn Endico

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and the controversial...
Good Questions: How to Start a Book Collection?

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