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CollectionsYour library (3,072), Wishlist (408), Rubaiyat-trans. EF (11), Rubaiyat-non EF (2), Rubaiyat-illustrated (7), Rubaiyat-variant (6), All collections (3,490)


Tagsdictionary (331), cultural studies-sociology (253), sociology-cultural studies (249), language (187), books about books (158), psychology (139), vintage (117), memoir (104), illustrated (97), science (95) — see all tags


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About meRetired librarian. MLIS UC Berkeley. Unrepentant bibliophile.

About my libraryNon-fiction: pre-WWII reference books; wood block illustrated books; subject dictionaries; encyclopedias; books about books; language; vintage cookbooks; food writing; textiles; popular culture & society; Rockwell Kent-Illustrator; Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam: editions, fine bindings, ephemera, variants, reference, criticism.

Fiction: illustrated novels; wordless books.

Wishlist: Serves as a handy guide for future purchases and books to investigate at a later date.

I use public libraries for leisure reading: mysteries, best sellers, character-driven novels, hard science fiction.

GroupsAntiquarian Travel Memoirs, Atheism and humanism, Book Arts, Book Care and Repair, Book Collectors, Book Listers UNITE!, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Books in Books, Books on Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsChris Van Allsburg, Nick Bantock, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Lee Child, Agatha Christie, Paul Conrad, Elbert Hubbard, Richard P. Feynman, Ivan Goncharov, Baltasar Gracián, Carl Hiaasen, Tony Hillerman, Barbara Hodgson, J. A. Jance, Rockwell Kent, Omar Khayyám, Betty MacDonald, David Mamet, Harold McGee, Herman Melville, John Milton, Dorothy Parker, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Alexander McCall Smith, Raymond A. Sokolov, Edward R. Tufte, H. G. Wells, David Wiesner (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Phoenix, Browsers' Bookstore (Corvallis), Chaucer's Books, COAS: My Bookstore, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Real nameJoan

LocationSanta Barbara, California

Account typepublic

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Member sinceJun 16, 2010

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