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Re: What is your collecting focus?
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I guess I'm more of a hunter than a collector. I have the resources to track down and purchase items available online (within reason), and have done so on occassion. My real joy comes in perusing used bookstores and second hand shops looking for unexpected finds. True, I do come up empty handed more times than not - and many times will come across editions I already have - I usually pick these up anyway as the price is usually very good and I pass them on to several friends who are casual collectors as well. It's all good, and a wonderful hobby no matter what the focus one may have.

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Re: Making a custom bookcase
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Thanks guys- perfect answer

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Re: Making a custom bookcase
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Lining a bookshelf with suede or felt would certainly cushion a book's bottom edge when sliding it in or out, at least until the lining is worn down by repeated sliding. But I wouldn't recommend it. Suede (if real leather) could eventually mark the bottom edge; felt may or may not have an acidic quality, and I would wonder about color-fastness; repeated sliding of books eventually will cause unsightly marks on the lining material; any non-smooth element on a bottom edge of a book would tend to catch at felt nap; and both suede and felt are dust magnets and difficult to clean. Also, you would have to use some sort of adhesive to mount the material to the shelf proper, to get a flat surface, and that would introduce another questionable element, possible acidity of the glue.

The answer is to have a smooth surface to the bookshelf - wood or metal - which is true with most commercial bookcases and minimizes contact with book edges; and then, in handling the book, to try not to slide it at all. For most books, this means: lay your index finger on the top edge (don't hook the top headcap, which could tear it), tilt the book towards you, grasp it with your other fingers as more of the volume clears the books on either side, and pull it out without sliding it on its edge (lift it a little if necessary). Of course, if the book is large or heavy, this technique has to be modified, e.g. push the volumes on either side a little towards the back of the shelf so that there's enough room to grasp the book wanted, then pull it forward, lifting it if you can. (Very large books should be shelved flat.)

I recommend Wayne and Christina's article to be found here on this very site


Written when we had 'only' 12,000 books!

Wayne

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Re: Making a custom bookcase
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I don't think suede or velvet is such a good idea; I've never seen or heard of such linings on shelves.
I imagine that any moisture in the air would cause these linings to stick to the books, with disastrous results (not to mention the danger of mould).

I recommend Wayne and Christina's article to be found here on this very site:

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... r+Your+Tolkien+Collection

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Making a custom bookcase
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Hi everyone,
I am looking to make / have made a custom bookcase and was looking for some advice. One of my ideas is to line the shelves with something like velvet or suede. In my eyes this would prevent any marking as I slide the books in and out - is this a fisable idea? Does anyone know where I could get something like this?

Thanks

Posted on: 2010/10/9 10:10



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