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About meMathematician. Classicist. Entrepreneur. Art collector.

About my libraryAreas include language and literature. Many of our books relate to our other collecting interests, such as African and Gandharan art and Chinese furniture. Some books come close to forming collections in their own right, such as vegetarian cookbooks from around the world.

All the books we have at present should be entered and I am trying to keep up with new ones. Tags are still in progress, sometimes only recording where books came from when entered. In particular, tags that subsume others are often missing.

Our house is also full of magazines. So far, I am only cataloging special issues, complete runs, bound volumes, etc. I do not have a good strategy for the rest yet. The same goes for auction catalogs.

I have some bound material from the early days of the ARPANET and AI that I will try to catalog as I uncover it.

GroupsAlexander the Great, Anarchism, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Art Books, Art History, Beat-itific, Beowulfshow all groups

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Richard Burton, James George Frazer, John Gerard, Edward Gibbon, Henry James, James Joyce, Hugh Kenner, Athanasius Kircher, Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, Pliny, Plutarch, Ezra Pound, Thomas Pynchon, Herbert Read, Gertrude Stein, Laurence Sterne, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAvenue Victor Hugo Books, Boston Book Annex, Brattle Book Shop, McIntyre and Moore Booksellers, New England Mobile Book Fair, Raven Used Books, Rodney's Bookstore

Favorite librariesBoston Public Library, Boston University - Mugar Memorial Library, MIT - Hayden Memorial Library (Building 14)

Other favoritesBoston College

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Real nameMike McMahon

LocationSan Francisco, CA, USA

Account typepublic

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Member sinceOct 2, 2005

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