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CollectionsYour library (4,736), Currently reading (7), To read (489), Antiquity (113), Middle Ages (90), Renaissance (87), France XVIIeme (22), France XVIIIeme (35), 19th Century Fiction (327), 20th Century Fiction (1,743), 21st Century Fiction (163), Fiction (2,417), Poetry (264), 20th Century Poetry (123), Theatre (136), History (267), Art (397), Art - Studio Shelf (64), Cookbooks (80), Reference Shelf (163), Bandes dessinées, Comics, Graphic Novels (335), e-books (15), Unread (1,553), Wishlist (1), Read but unowned (137), Favorites (117), All collections (4,902)


Tags20th Century (3,302), Fiction (2,797), Non-Fiction (1,665), UK literature (734), US literature (652), Art (468), 19th Century (430), Folio Society (412), 21st Century (399), French literature (339) — see all tags


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About meI 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'.

About my libraryIt 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.

GroupsAncient China, Anglophiles, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, Comics, Deep South, DimSum Thing, Fine Press Forum, Folio Society Devoteesshow all groups

Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Paul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Mikhail Bulgakov, Dino Buzzati, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Elias Canetti, Joseph Conrad, Michael Dibdin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Lawrence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Gustave Flaubert, Nikolai Gogol, Edward Gorey, Joseph Heller, Patricia Highsmith, Franz Kafka, Malcolm Lowry, Thomas Mann, Herman Melville, Haruki Murakami, Georges Perec, Leo Perutz, Frederic Prokosch, Stendhal, Tom Stoppard, Boris Vian, François Villon, Kurt Vonnegut, Marguerite Yourcenar (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAkateeminen 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

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

Other favoritesMarché du livre ancien et d'occasion du Parc Georges Brassens


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Currently readingLes Essais (mis en français moderne par Claude Pinganaud) by Michel de Montaigne
The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics) by Robert Burton
A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900 by Arthur Quiller-Couch
Delacroix : Journal 1822-1863 by Eugène Delacroix
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