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Collectionsadd manually to GR (32), Currently reading (3), Your library (67), Favorites (10), Cody (15), Records (9), Read and owned (7), Read but unowned (1), To read, owned (62), To read (939), Mysteries (172), Fairy Tales (130), Penguins (2), WorldCat - need to loan (73), CamCat Catalog (5), Wishlist (161), Added to Goodreads (684), Public Domain (40), All collections (1,042)

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Tagsbooks about books (340), mystery-golden age (50), anthology (48), mystery-biblio (47), reference (41), novels (38), britain in pictures (34), mystery-general (34), 1940s Pub (31), book care & mending (28) — see all tags

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About meA hermit (though I make exceptions for bookshops) among my books, I survive off of toast and strong black tea, my cat always at my side.

I've been a bibliophile from a very young age, since I got my first whiff of old paper. I suppose I enjoy the aesthetic just as much (if not more sometimes) as reading itself. Now I spend time digging up old forgotten books like some literary archaeologist. Mostly I do this for my own curiosities sake.

When I'm not poking around Librarything, I'm usually listening to some old tunes or radio show, or concentrating on a jigsaw/crossword or knitting a muffler.

About my libraryI'm trying to build an extensive library of my favorite subjects. I buy books mostly, but I like to support my library using interlibrary loans too. The subjects I enjoy but are not limited to: books about books, biographies/memoirs, literary non-fiction, bibliographies and bookish reference, all kinds of mysteries (but especially bibliomysteries & Golden Age), Sherlock Holmes (both Doyle and pastiches), historical fiction, classics, fairy tales and some fantasy. (I'm very very picky about this).

Specific publications I collect or want to collect: Oak Knoll Press, British Library Crime Classics, Dean Street Press golden age mysteries, Folio Society.

About viewing my catalog:
View A: Inventory + comments about condition, inscriptions, date acquired and where. This one I find most interesting, especially when it comes to inscriptions, scraps left in books, etc.
View B: General - title, collections and tags, so I can see where everything goes, links to public domain sites.
View C: Reading log - dates, ratings, reviews.

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Antique and vintage books, Bibliomysteries, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Book Care and Repair, Book Collectors, BookBalloon, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bookmarks, Books in Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsNicholas A. Basbanes, Lawrence Goldstone, Edna St. Vincent Millay, A. Edward Newton, William Targ (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Garden, Miscellanea Libri, The Archive

Favorite librariesCamden County Library - Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Branch, Upper Darby / Sellers Memorial Free Library - Municipal Branch

Other favoritesThe 17th Annual Collingswood Book Festival, Internet Archive, Collingswood Book Festival

Favorite lists1960s, Best books published therein, Best Books of 1926-1935, Books referenced in A Very Great Profession: The Woman's Novel 1914-39, Women in War


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 3, 2014

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