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CollectionsYour library (2,005)

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Tagshb (1,618), dj (914), juvenile (500), science fiction (477), leather (304), easton press (293), slipcover (154), fantasy (141), 1st ed. (135), pictorial cover (131) — see all tags

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About meMy home is in Albany, Oregon, USA. I live in an older (1886) house, with my wonderful wife, three daughters, one grand-daughter, and various sorts of pets.

About my libraryI enjoy reading and collecting books. As usual, my bookcases are too full, and I need to find yet more wall space. I enjoy classics and early 20th century authors. I collect Folio Society, Modern Library, Landmark, Easton Press, Gnome Press, Shasta, FPCI, and other books that catch my fancy. I greatly enjoy juvenile fiction -- such as A. Ransome's Swallows & Amazons series, E. Kyle, M. Twain, R.L. Stevenson, etc -- books that youths and adults both enjoy. I enjoy early heroic fantasy and science fiction, from the 1920's through the 1950's. I enjoy the American novelists up through the 1950's -- Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner, and others.

GroupsBest in Children's Books Collectors' Group, Early Science Fiction, Easton Press Collectors, Fine Press Forum, Folio Society devotees, George Macy devotees, HMS Surprise, Modern Library Collectors, Robert E Howard Appreciation Group, Science Fiction Fansshow all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Ray Bradbury, Dean Marshall, Arthur Ransome, Charles M. Schulz, John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBrowsers' Bookstore (Corvallis), Browsers' Bookstore Vol. II

Real nameShawn

LocationAlbany, OR

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 14, 2006

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I remember as a sprog very much enjoying a running cartoon strip about the future called 'The Trigan Empire' in a great children's magazine called 'Look and Learn'.
'The Pilot' looks wonderful! I confess I had not checked what else JFC had written beyond LOTM...
Thanks for your vote of encouragement, Shawn. You've inspired me to give it a go, as you suggest, a little at a time. If I could catalog my library as insouciantly as I buy books, I'd be finished in no time. Ha!
Thank you! I am so eager for it to arrive. Your library is wonderful, my collection is so small compared.
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Paradiso!
Received a comment about a person who noted I have a lot of early sci fi. So I thought I'd do a count of the publishers I am actively collecting. I do have a lot of early sci-fi from other publishers (such as Easton Press, and First Edition Library, and Doubleday, and such) but these are the early 1950's and 1950's publishers I most enjoy collecting:

17 books : Fantasy Publishing Company (FPCI)
24 books : Fantasy Press
38 books : Gnome Press
13 books : Prime Press
7 books : Shasta
I thought we were already friends, but I guess now it's official??
How is everyone?
The girls and I should be down to visit around the 20th.
Heather
It would be easy to understand if the book was out-of-print & rare, but I amazed by some books that come up as no one else having.
Hello, I just had to check your profile when I saw that you were the only other member that owned a copy of " The Magic Story". But it turns out we share forty titles (so far---I am only up to the M's).
Angels is ADawson99
Hi Shawn,
Angel was here this last weekend and we checked out your library and I noticed you had been adding some. Great job!! She signed up as well.

Heather
Hi Shawn,
It's Heather. I am doing your mom's stuff while I am visiting. I have also joined, my user name is Shashti.
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