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Apr 5, 2010
Real Name
Greg
About My Library

The information inside the book is more important to me the the outer beauty (or lack of). I have very little hesitation on buying books with ratty covers, broken spines, etc. if the facts and figures inside are interesting.

I'm adding covers and filling in dimensions bit by bit. A/o 6/21/2022, my stack is 78.4 feet high (3.4 feet higher than the Sphinx).

I'm running out of space on my bookshelves and I'm beginning to fret. I want to keep my books together by subject so I think I need to take a picture of my bookshelves so when I'm out and about I know what books I have room for. For example, I have room for one or two more books on Chicago or Philadelphia but have no more more room for New York books without having to encroach on other areas and having to shift everything around. Groan... 6/21 Update: I am squeezing in 3 more Billys for a bit more breathing room.

Heavier on subjects meaningful for one or more of my past or present lives: sociology, urban planning, maps, travel, New York City, New England, disaster, atlases, medical history, architecture.

I have a bunch of ULTB tags (Unique Library Thing Book). I try to investigate when I add a book and I'm the only one who has it on LT. Many times other people have the same book with a slightly different title, author name, etc. I combine where I can but I haven't gone through all my ULTBs. I'll go though little by little.

About Me
Seeker and acquirer of old: almanacs (especially the yearly World Almanac and Book of Facts), gazetteers, guide books, atlases, geography textbooks, railroad books, and other urban/history arcaniana.

I have degrees, and therefore interest, in Urban Sociology, Urban Affairs, and Geographic Information Science. I am a geospatial analyst/mapmaker by trade.

Born and bred in New England, I lived 22 years in three (MN, QN, BX) of the five boroughs before coming back to New England. I did a lot of book buying in NYC.

Location
Lowell, Mass.