Thursday, June 22, 2017

How Many Books Do You Need To Be A "Bookhoarder."

This site on famous book hoarders implies that 1,000 books are enough. But Karl Lagerfeld--who woul have known?--owns 300,000 and Hannah Arendt 4,000.

I would have liked to know what kind of books Lagerfeld owns. I know the kind Hannah Arendt owned. My own "collection" is very close to Arendt's in number and kind.

Oh ... and the article has beautiful pictures of libraries.

1 comment:

Michael Leddy said...

It occurred to me when I read this post that I have no idea how many books I have. I started counting and hit 300 after four shelves. So "several" thousand is a good estimate.