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About My Library
It has taken over our apartment. Despite Regular culling (and two major reductions made necessary by trans-Atlantic moves) it has grown to over 4000 volumes.
It is housed in 14 Billy bookcases, stacked on tables and on the floor.

The books in in 'My Library' are all currently in our possession. I have not entered the hundreds of books read on loan from libraries, friends or photocopied from teachers' rare copies. I have started to include books read and then given away to friends, family or charity shops (or in the case of my childhood books, simply read to pieces)in the 'read but unowned' category. This is in preparation of a new cull I'm planning.
About Me
I come from a family of writers, teachers and philosophers - bookworms all. All of them have their own ever-expanding collections, but I seem to be the most afflicted.

Luckily my wife loves books as much as I do, reads twice as much as me, but only rarely buys any. In the rare cases that she reproaches me for extravagant purchases, I can always point out that they are for 'us'.
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Bookstores: Akateeminen kirjakauppa - Helsinki, Antikvariaatti Syvä uni, Arkadia International Bookshop, Ateneumin taidekirjakauppa (Ateneum Bookshop), C. Hagelstamin Antikvaarinen Kirjakauppa, David Mirvish Books, Galignani, Kiasma-kauppa, Laterna Magica, Librairie La Hune, Pitkämies, Powell's City of Books (Portland), The Folio Society, Village Voice Bookshop, Waterstones Oxford

Libraries: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (BDG), Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto - Pasila, pääkirjasto (Helsinki City Library, main library), Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto - Rikhardinkadun kirjasto, Kansalliskirjasto (The National Library of Finland)

Other: Marché du livre ancien et d'occasion du Parc Georges Brassens

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