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Festival in the Shire Interview
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Beren has published a long interview with Mark Faith on his site about the Festival in the Shire

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... Festival_in_the_Shire.php

It has a quote from Mark that seems relevant to Wellinghall's thread on the number of books in your collection.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Often they are more concerned with the count of what they are collecting a neurotic sort of way than with what they are collecting and why? To me, these people aren’t true collectors, but have some compulsion.


I'm interested in what people think of some of Mark's other points in the article, such as his views on rarity, collectors and

Why did you decide to do this Tolkien festival in Wales?

Wales is where it all started. Tolkien’s very first inspiration was Welsh language and culture.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 0:22


Re: Number of books?
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"I just counted, I have approximately 26 .... now how does that make me feel?"

what - after reading of all the books others have amassed? I'd hope you'd feel Inspired to Emulate them!


Posted on: 2010/6/19 14:40


Re: Number of books?
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I just counted, I have approximately 26 .... now how does that make me feel? I do have a book token to spend though :o)

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4,000+ books altogether but only about 500 Tolkien-related.

Posted on: 2010/6/18 13:34


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We too don't have a precise count of our books by and about Tolkien. But a rough estimate, counting bound journals as books and averaging a few shelves at random, would be 4,440 volumes. That's 120 three-foot shelves, with about 37 volumes per shelf. A photo of part of our basement Tolkien stacks accompanied our first blog post.

We also have, at the moment, 19 shelves of Tolkien-related magazines and copies from magazines, newspapers, etc.; 5 shelves of audio-visual recordings; 2 shelves of posters (in flat boxes); 1 shelf of puzzles and games; 13 shelves of reference and working papers; and Tolkien-inspired sweatshirts and tee shirts in boxes and drawers.

Then there are some duplicate Tolkien titles on the 10 shelves of our Pauline Baynes collection, and books partly about Tolkien among books on other Inklings (5 shelves), and miscellaneous mentions of Tolkien in books on children's literature, fantasy, etc. which are shelved in other areas.

We tend to say that we have some 15,000 books in our house, plus CDs, DVDs, LPs, and magazines, but we made that estimate a long time ago, and should probably say around 16,000 now.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/6/16 20:16



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