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    George

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    .. I used to visit old bookstores everywhere and I was very lucky to find books that were very useful to me in looking for things of old, I did use interlibrary loan a few times but the books always have to go back... I have over 900 books, publications etc in my library.. This bookcase is full and there are two more in the same room around the corner.. Research is a very important part of looking for things of old. Some of these books I presume now are treasures themselves, Haunt old bookstores, I did and when passing thru a town I had a heck of a time passing an old bookstore by...One if my favorite places was Powells in Portland Oregon, they had a great Alaska section and I spent much time browsing there... Just some random thoughts....Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by alaskaseeker; Jul 13, 2019 at 07:52 AM.
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    cr
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    sounds a bit like my past, but I now live in the tropics; books rot here (have no A/C)
    so I had to sell several thousand books, I felt as if I lost an arm
    Powells was good, but better were the small stores with the index in the head of the old man that owned it

    it is interesting to observe how the internet has changed the gathering of information
    not all by any means, but what the mouse can lead one to is incredible
    Last edited by BillA; Jul 13, 2019 at 07:48 AM.
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    I know what you mean! Fortunately or unfortunately over the years I have amassed (500+) a Physics, Engineering and Mathematics collection of reference books and texts. I Just started to bring them to the college for the students to keep. Trying to down size, planning to keep only 10 of each subject area...OK maybe 20!
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    George

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    Lol, good luck...

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    Researching Treasure Stories Author
    I was building up a large collection myself. But since wrote our own and store it all on flash sticks and storage devices. Of course once up loaded anyone can buy them on amazon. But I do enjoy reading others for a break. These new NPG books have some leads to some good sounding books that I never heard of before.

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    Gare or Gary

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    I have a building on a friends farm i rent from . I have over 10,000 books in it.I would say maybe 60 % of the books are war books . I really need to get rid of them .
    Only TWO things in the world that spook my horses THINGS THAT MOVE and THINGS THAT DON'T MOVE !!!

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    cr
    May 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    I have a building on a friends farm i rent from . I have over 10,000 books in it.I would say maybe 60 % of the books are war books . I really need to get rid of them .
    the way I forced myself to divest was with the question: Have I opened the book in 5 years ?

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    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
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    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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    Gare or Gary

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    Since the Kindle came out the price of books declined a LOT
    Only TWO things in the world that spook my horses THINGS THAT MOVE and THINGS THAT DON'T MOVE !!!

 

 

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