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This Saturday, November 12th Landmark Books will offer another workshop in their continuing Book Collecting 101 series.  The workshop will tackle How To Build A Home Library.  The event is free and will feature a special guest from Sheffield’s Fine Furniture to discuss different shelving options and how to pick out the best type of bookcases to house your collection.

 

So why build home library?  This harkens back to the dawn of publishing.  Many wealthy home owners collected vast libraries from their travels and housed them on ornate bookcases.  Not only were they signs of wealth, but also represented their thirst for knowledge.  In our current society they still represent the collections of peoples travels, but also their wide variety of interests.  The cost of books has come down and a library is no longer out of reach for many of us.  It also increases the value of your home.

 

The workshop will help you with selecting an appropriate room in your home and best practices to bring it to life.  There are a number of things to consider and we will touch on many of these.  Also we will discuss how to set up shelving and organize your collection so it is fun and easy to understand for users in your home.  We will touch on some software out there as well for cataloging and managing your collection.

 

We look forward to seeing you at Landmark Books on November 12th for the event!  Feel free to call us at 231-922-7225 or email landmarkbookstc@gmail.com for further information.

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