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CollectionsYour library (1,515), Sheet music (100), Read but unowned (55), All collections (1,515)

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TagsPoetry (197), Fiction (168), Literature (141), Languages (130), Sheet music (115), France (114), Philosophy (97), Guitar (90), Food and wine (87), History (77) — see all tags

MediaNot set (156), Book (1,333), Paper Book (1,209), Audiobook (11), Ebook (3), Sound Recording (2), CD sound recording (1), Video Recording (6), DVD (2), Other (18), Printed music (18)

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About meBuying a little bedside bookshelf was one of my first self-defining acts as an adolescent. I've since collected but also shed many books, often to my regret. I can see that LT will allow me to retrieve some I have lost, and also find new ones. In the meantime I find that I am shifting, inevitably it seems, to e-books, especially useful for reading other languages, since the dictionaries are often built right into the texts.

About my libraryAs my eyes fall daily on my books, impossible to avoid in this house -- deliberately so -- my gaze is increasingly wistful. They are creatures as much of my own imagination and longing as they were to the authors themselves. More often than not I feel that they have now been calcified and preserved, held in keeping at subsequent or layered points in time. To scan them, their spines I mean, is to disinter and decrypt the sediment of my desires.

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Favorite bookstoresAthenaeum Boekhandel, Averroès, Bücher Wiederin, Black Oak Books - Berkeley, Calepinus La Librairie Latin-Grec, Cartesian Bookstore, Ketab Corporation, L'Arbre à lettres, L'Ecume des Pages, L'Harmattan Librairie Centre, la Feltrinelli International, Le Tiers Mythe, Librairie Compagnie, Librairie La Hune, Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, Librairie Portugaise Michel Chandeigne, Libreria Fahrenheit 451, Moe's Books, Pam-de-Nas (Librairie occitane), Strand Bookstore, The Book Store, University Press Books, Wagnerische Buchhandlung


Real nameGeorge Lang

LocationUniversity Hills, Irvine, CA

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Member sinceFeb 27, 2009

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