The Gentle Start of a Book Collecting Obsession

See! Sometimes I am only half kidding!


I’ve run across an absorbing, only half-kidding post in the genre of how book collecting can  take over one’s life in increments, via a serendipitous Tweet from Jonathan Kearns at BiblioDeviant .

“Collecting Golf Books” is worth reading by anyone who has ever reflected on how gentle was the lure that pulled them into the depths of obsession. The post departs from the blog’s usual focus on golf books to dwell on “the nature of books, collecting and the civility of a good library.” The writer continues:

” In 2010 Amazon sold 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books. While the Kindle, Nook and iPad have certainly helped book sales and turned a lot of people onto reading more, there is still something special about the real thing.”


My serious booklings can relate to this confession:

“You mentally tell yourself to set a budget. But time and time again…

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This is the journal of Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities, and all who sail in her. Information, updates, rantings, musings and pretty pictures related (loosely I would imagine) to the world of rare and antiquarian books will be brought to you by a number of different personalities, some of whom cohabit in the same person's head. We welcome queries, comments and contributions of virtually any description, and in return we will attempt to rein in our multitudinous personality disorders and deliver wonders and joys beyond compare. At least that's the plan. View all posts by bibliodeviant

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