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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-11-10 22:24
Subject: Can we get a house with (a bigger) library, please?
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We're in the middle of sorting and cataloguing and re-shelving all our books.

So far we've done mass market fiction paperbacks whose authors start with the letter A. So no non-fiction, no oversize paperbacks, no trade paperbacks, no hardbacks, and nothing from the other 25 letters of the alphabet. (And no Trek/Star Wars, either.)

170 of them, 3.5 metres, and that's after removing 8 duplicates.

I can see this may take some time - going on this basis, we may have about 4,000 in total.
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glinda_w
User: glinda_w
Date: 2006-11-10 22:43 (UTC)
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oh ghods. I do feel your pain. (3,958 books, according to the database.)

I get to sort through to fit them on 4 31" Billys and 3 15" ditto. (It's a *small* apartment). Then, deciding which get stored and which kept.

84 cartons to go... want it done by early December.

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User: khrister
Date: 2006-11-11 13:57 (UTC)
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Ouch. I'm way behind, then, with just over 1200 books in total (well, there might be some children's books and such in a box or two at my parents place, but I don't count them).

You're almost halfway to my dads collection, though. :-)

A isn't nearly as wellrepresented in my collection, I've got at most 25 non-fiction books on A that could be of that size.

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