How many books on your bookshelf?

United States
January 7, 2007 7:53am CST
I have about 50 so far, but my collection keeps on expanding. I love having lots of books there, but I'm also terribly cheap and don't like wasting money, so most of the books I have gotten were from English professors in my college who were retiring and were cleaning out their library.
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• United States
15 May 07
(1) the bookshelf above my desk in my bedroom: 27 books (2) the bookshelf along the wall in my bedroom: 215 books (3) on my nightstand: 2 books (4) on the bookshelves in my office: 2,642 (some of which are for sale in my Amazon.com bookstore) Total: 2,886 As you can see, I'm very addicted to books, as well. My children each have large bookcases in their rooms containing over 250 book each.
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• United States
15 May 07
wow, that's a lot. it must be wonderful to own so many books!
• United States
16 May 07
It's always been a dream of mine to have my own library, so I guess I'm on my way toward that. :-) I inherited all my Grandmother's books, so I have to say I would have rather built this collection another way.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
14 May 07
well i have some books but they are all not on my bookshelf,sometimes when i am looking for one of them,i even can't find it.most books are on my bed and dinning room,so that i can easily get them.i think i should arrange them some day,that seems great to order books like a library.i never count how many books i have.
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• United States
14 May 07
a lot of my people have the same problem you have. i tend to have quite a mess at times, but ive managed to sort and organize all my books. its so great to catalogue them and have them all in one place, so when you go to look for them they are already there
@yanstill (1491)
• China
15 May 07
yes,maybe at the beginning it will take some time,but later,it's convenient.
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• United States
16 May 07
I would say that I currently have at least 300 books at home on my shelves. There are more in the closet and the attic, so I don't even know a final count.
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• United States
16 May 07
that's great
@desiret (2124)
• Italy
15 May 07
my collection is too big... i think i have about 300 books or maybe more. i don't know exactly, i have never count them! i love read and everytime is possible, i buy a book... sometimes also second hands books...they are cheaper!
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• United States
15 May 07
wow, that's great
@cuttyrish (2662)
• United States
15 May 07
i got 50+, i dont know the exact number cause i still got books that i need to place in my shelves. My books were mainly research books, textbooks, that we use in school, and i also got some fiction books about teens.
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• United States
15 May 07
thats nice
• United States
14 May 07
I have over 1000 books on my bookshelf and in the basement on shelving there. They are also in boxes in the garage. I have books just about everywhere and my husband is insisting that they begin to disappear so we can find the house again. I didn't think this was fair since his hunting and fishing stuff take up a lot of the rest of the space but I guess that if it keeps the peace I will get rid of a few.
• United States
14 May 07
wow, that is a lot of books! that's great though. there are never enough books anyhow
@jwfarrimond (4475)
29 Apr 07
I have no idea, there are far to many to count! I'd guess at about 2000 though.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
wow, that's a lot
• United States
29 Apr 07
I have probably 40-50 books here at school, and probably some more at my parents house. Some of them are novels and other random books, plus there's a ton of textbooks. I also have a shelf that just has spanish textbooks, dictionaries, reference books, etc. I used to have about 200 or so books when I was younger, but I've gotten rid of most of them.
• United States
29 Apr 07
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
9 Jan 07
I have 3 classifications of books 1) books I read and then give away 2)books I will read and then keep but will loan them to friends. 3) books that I keep forever and only look at them occassionally as I have them stored away.
• United States
28 Apr 07
that's a great way of organizing them
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I have hundreds. I had to take some out to our shed because my rom was full of them. Right now I probably have 40 some in my closet bookshelf.
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• United States
15 May 07
wow, that's great
• United States
8 Jan 07
I have about 30 books so far. All of mine are from a book club I belong to. My problem is I read them once and then they collect dust. I should try and sell them sometime. I get fictional books (Horror stories). I don't like anything else. Others just don't keep my interest.
• United States
8 Jan 07
thanks for your response
@usama46 (863)
• Pakistan
7 Jan 07
i have no book shelf but i have many books.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
thanks for your response
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Well I am a very avid reader and am forever buying books however I recently sold about 40 or 50 books that I hadnt read in some time that were just taking up space....so I guess right now i probably own about 150 or so...thats not including the books my kids and husband have..I'd say in total we probably have 300 or so...
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• United States
7 Jan 07
thanks for your response
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
same here I got 50books on my shelf! all fiction books. daugthers of the moon, h arry potter.. etc. :)
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• United States
7 Jan 07
thanks for your response
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
8 Jan 07
lol, no exact idea, at least over 500 books, or 2000.
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