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February 09, 2007

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I can't see Hugh EatAlltheRoadKillasWell in there, surely all carnivores have Hugh on their shelves?

PS Those stairs are darned clever, do you have a system for knowing what's in which?

DGR, if you look again you might find Hugh in all his carnivore glory.

As for the stairs, most of the family know what is in each. I just open them up and take a look - works every time.

Those are the coolest stairs I've seen. What an ingenius idea!!!!!

Brilliant!

Honestly, this "series" of posts have been the most self-indulgent and gratifying piece of toss I have ever seen on this blog. Exactly, what were you attempting, supposed John Peel of Books, by doing this?

We know that you are a big reader, you told us how many books you get through, so what sort of insecurities are there in your life are there that you feel that you need to justify your previously destroyed postings about the extent of your library.

This was purely an ego massage on your behalf and frankly, very boring and pointless. Sorry.

I like looking at books just about as much as I like reading them. So thanks for pictures. But the chef with the orange cookbook, is Stephanie Alexander, not Sheila. That was a fairly big error. You should take it off the shelf of unused cookbooks.

No need to apologise BTTS, everyone else seemed to enjoy them. I tend to find that people with a real love of books have a compulsive curiousity regarding the bookshelves of others, I know I do. Subscription to that belief is not compulsory though.

Well corrected Johnson, and to think that all I needed to do was lean forward and double check before typing.

Lighten up Bookseller! These posts have been lots of fun. And what is the point of accusing someone of being self-indulgent when they have already held their hands up and said as much in the post itself? Disagreeing with a blog post and saying so is one thing, just being unpleasant for the sake of it is quite sad if you ask me.

Well, I'm always fascinated to see what books people actually live - I've enjoyed the 'series'. The whole point of the great website http://www.librarything.com/ (which I know has been blogged about on here before) is that people are able to browse and share their libraries with each other on line. This is just the same idea but with pretty pictures.

What about the children's bookshelves? Also, have you seen these? http://shedworking.blogspot.com/2006/12/unwrap-garden-office-this-christmas.html

A very good point Alex, and the honest answer is that I couldn't get into their room when I was taking the pics as they were doing something secretive and had the keep out sign clearly displayed on the door. I will post a supplementary entry sometime soon, if only to wind up BTTS.

Hang on a minute. So posting pictures of your bookshelves (nice stairs by the way) on a blog about books is in some way inappropriate but creating an entire online persona around the fact that a few celebrities buy books in your shop is perfectly acceptable? Bookseller To The Stars? Celebs buy all manner of things in all sorts of shops. Should we expect Shoeseller To The Stars? Window Cleaner To The Stars? Checkout Girl To The Stars?

Actually, Window Cleaner To The Stars might be a good idea.

I was intrigued by this 'John Peel of books' tag BTTS. So I quickly searched online and it appears that only person to ever refer to Big Mouth in such a way is you. Poor form to imply otherwise in your post methinks.

And to wind up bookseller further, you can enter your pixs in a librarything contest. They WANT pictures of books:

http://www.librarything.com/blog/2007/02/ten-million-books-and-contest_07.php

But it ends soon, I think. Luckily you have the pixs. All you have to do is choose the best one. :>)

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