Question of the Week: 9/21-9/27/20

How many shelves of Civil War books do you have in your home library/collection?

20 Responses to Question of the Week: 9/21-9/27/20

  1. As a retired Library Assistant I have 23 linear feet of paper references and seven feet of DVD and VHS tapes (all Civil War related) in my office at home. And I am less than an hour’s drive to three University libraries (and the State Library of South Australia.) But most important: EVERYONE with online/ internet connection has access to HathiTrust, and digital libraries as well as the online Library of Congress and ChroniclingAmerica newspaper holdings… plus all the YouTube videos and C-Span videos: the World’s Biggest Library at your fingertips.

  2. I have 30 shelves, plus enough books in stacks to fill at least another 6-8 shelves. I’m trying to figure out where I can put another bookcase!

  3. I have over 17 shelves of books, a number of original newspapers, pictures, certificates, guns and letters. Plus a number of books scattered in different rooms. COVID 19 has enlarged my reading habit and enabled me to reread some of my older books! And of course there are also a number of books on my Computer.

    1. Reading older books is a pleasure very similar to reading something just published. Sort of heady and magical–like cold Jameson’s.

  4. 15 individual bookcases. 35+ shelves of civil war books. I have other military books on other wars though.

  5. I can’t recall how many shelves, but I have three bookcases dedicated to Civil War. Small beans compared to some, but I have five other bookcases in my office that makes it difficult to expand at the moment. I just got a new bookcase this weekend and it’s already half-filled with the books that have been piling up waiting for a home. I think we just need a move and get a bigger house, haha.

    1. In my case it had better count. That’s where a good chunk of the 2200 Civil War books now reside – along with stacks of CWT, ACW, B&G, etc..

  6. Geezz, I have them scattered all over my house. Quite a few re on ‘shelves’, quite a few more are on ledges and on the floor and in various rooms. I even have a good ‘lavatory library’ of them.

  7. We recently downsized to a one-story house. I don’t have any more room for book cases, so I’ve had to get most of my books from the public library, instead of buying them. My wife prohibits me from stacking books on the floor.

  8. I live in England so books have not always been easy to obtain. However, it still means I have about 1500 books on many aspects of the ACW including campaigns, battles etc and a further 500 or so about Lincoln. I have a very patient wife who never complains about yet another addition only asking where are going to put it

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