Today was fine day for me as a bibliophile: I found seven interesting books from the four bookstores I visited. Italo Calvino, Philip K. Dick and others…
I have currently seven and half unread books for the nine days of travelling. It may be enough, but I’ll pop in to all bookstores that I can find during the trip. One good thing in travelling that every bookstore has different selection in the bargain basement, and sometimes you can find real gems.
After I have read these book, the fourth bookshelf is most probably filled up to its capacity, and it’s time to visit IKEA to get yet another shelf. We can fit at least one of those into our apartment, so I can continue reading for a couple of years. If I ever start nomadic way of life, I’ll probably miss my books most. The solution is to get filthy rich, buy a mansion and put the books there under supervision of an English butler. Until that happens, I’ll continue to grow my collection.
What do you think? What is the current number of the books in the shelves?