It’ll take you at least an hour to read them all, but many of the hundreds of passionate, hilarious, and indignant – and contradictory – comments to several recent blogposts on this question make for absorbing reading:
- Jennifer Schuessler’s Bookshelf Etiquette (and its 100+ comments), from the New York Times Book Review’s blog Paper Cuts: A Blog about Books
- Scott McLemee’s Bookshelf and Self (and comments from more than three dozen readers) from Inside Higher Education
- Ezra Klein’s Bookshelves (and comments from two dozen readers), from The American Prospect
- Matt Selman’s The Unabridged Rules of [Home] Library Management (and comments from over a dozen readers) from Time Magazine’s Nerd World: A Blog about Geek Culture
P.S. Quite a few of the commenters suggest that relying on one’s local public library to borrow – instead of buyng – books helps minimize domestic book-storage problems.
Found via LISNews