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About meIn the stillness of a large library, seated alone towards the end of one of the big wooden tables, I hold a book before me. My notepad off to the side, it's pen resting — my body is also at rest, unmoving, breathing but in every other way, still. In this stillness and quiet, this peaceful organised calm, I sit: reading. Do I read for the books' content? Or are the contents just the focal point: do I read to be made more fully aware of the whole Universe?

About my libraryI try not to own books, other than woodworking texts, because I got a bit carried away with collecting a few years ago, and realised that I couldn't continue like that. So I browse libraries (sadly less so now that I've moved away from Canberra) and pluck volumes more-or-less at random, generally based on their vicinity to other books that I like — I trust in the classification systems!

GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, Bug Collectors, Purely Programmers, TinyCat, Woodworkers

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Favorite bookstoresBill Campbell's Second Hand Books, Boffins Bookshop, Book Lore, Elizabeth's Bookshop & Warehouse, Elizabeth's South Terrace, New Edition Bookshop

Favorite librariesFremantle City Library, J.B. Chifley Library (Australian National University), State Library of Western Australia, Toodyay Public Library

Other favoritesSmiths Alternative, Save The Children book sale

Homepagehttps://samwilson.id.au

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Real nameSam Wilson

LocationFremantle, Western Australia

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Member sinceFeb 3, 2014

Currently readingMr. Wu & Mrs. Stitch: The Letters of Evelyn Waugh & Diana Cooper by Artemis Cooper
Describing Archives in Context by Australian Society of Archivists
Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
Perth (The City Series) by David Whish-Wilson
Selections from the Journals (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry David Thoreau

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