Even second-hand ones will do!
Oh, gosh yes! Nothing I love more than a second-hand bookshop!! I used to live in Galway (west of Ireland) and we had the most wonderful second hand/publishers overstock/antiquarian bookshop called Charlie Byrnes. It was bliss. I spent many full afternoons in there. (And I met Martin Sheen in there once! He was studying in Galway Uni and he helped my then-toddler down some steps. We had a grand old chat and then he blessed me and all my family (!!) before wandering off. I thought he was a bit of a hobo (he looked like one) but a familiar-sounding
hobo. It was only when he left that the whole shop, who, in Irish-fashion completely ignored him - became animated and told me who he was
I’m thinking of dumping the majority of my book collection
Ah now... One must cease such sacrilegious, scurrilous contemplation at once. My heart bleeds for those unwitting volumes of delight.
Your bug must be catching
It's a GREAT bug, in fairness
So next time you come round, please wear a face mask. Thank you.
I'll try. I've been making a prototype with kitchen paper and elastic bands. Looks very "Blue Peter" (@KateESal
Having checked out BP, I'm trying to refrain from starting a toilet-roll-insert collection like the one I had when I was ten. It was impressive. But sadly, my mother took issue with the fact it spilled out from under my bed (I was always an addictive personality from which abundance followed to bolster said addictions) but more so because I was bringing home rolls from random bathrooms. I now see her point.)
I still want to be a librarian when I grow up.
Now back to piles on windowsills. It's a law.
True. And those are the only kind of laws worth keeping.
Which of course means there'll be room for NEW books afterwards!