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Member: islandbooks

CollectionsYour library (2,898), Folio Society (116), Privé-domein (61), Simenon (67), Russische Bibliotheek (19), Currently reading (1), All collections (2,902)

Reviews24 reviews

TagsULTB (314), islands (233), Dutch fiction (227), ex-lib BB (176), Folio Society (142), books about books (140), BB (110), Easton Press (76), French fiction (73), diaries (67) — see all tags

MediaNot set (559), Book (2,334), Paper Book (1,875), Audiobook (8), Sound Recording (1), CD sound recording (1), Video Recording (1), Other (7), Map (7)

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About meI'm a 50+ year old Dutchman who is mad about beautiful books. Book collecting is not 'a gentle madness' as Nicholas Basbanes holds, but a terrible, incurable disease that's getting worse as one gets older. But, it must be said, it's also the only disease that can be cured by... books.

About my libraryI have over 5,500 volumes in my library, with a current grow rate of about 100 books per year. Main focus on islands, travel, discovery and exploration, (maritime) history, books about books, biography, atlases and erotica. Here on LT, I plan to add my non fiction books and mainly those that are in English, German or French. Adding my books to LT is quite a tough job since so many of them are pre-ISBN or otherwise can't be found in on-line book resources. I found that 100's of my books are not even in the Library of Congress, for instance.
The tag 'ex-lib BB' used in my library means that this book has been acquired from the library of the late writer, collector, traveller and TV personality Boudewijn Büch [1948-2002].

(counting started Nov. 3, 2010

GroupsBookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books by Taschen, Books on Books, Dictionaries & other reference books, Easton Press Collectors, Folio Society devotees, LibraryThing in het Nederlands, Privé-domein, Unique Library Thing Book Group

Favorite authorsBoudewijn Büch, J. Bernlef, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, Michel Houellebecq, Georges Simenon (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresDe Slegte Zwolle, Waanders boekverkopers

Other favoritesZwolse Boekenmarkt


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Real nameMartin

LocationZwolle, Netherlands

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/islandbooks (profile)
/catalog/islandbooks (library)

Member sinceMar 1, 2007

Currently readingLa superba by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

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