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That's cool, what's the best book you found from these places?
A book on epigenetics.
And if you EVER have a chance to go to England, Hay-on-Wye has the largest collection of antique books on the planet outside of the Vatican.My oldest book is from 1717.I found some absolute treasures in that place.This is in general but of the 50 establishments in that town, 40 are antique book stores.
I'm a bibliophile that needed an intervention because I was becoming a hoarder.I went through every single book and still donated 30 bags of books to the local used book store.I have my favorites in my study and still have three footlockers full that I will never get rid of.Walking into a bookstore or a library and inhaling old glue and leather and paper... transports me.
Where in Hay on Wye? Isn't that a town in Wales? Or am I getting it wrong?
@TenkRealist thats a town just near the border of Wales.About 20 km West of Hereford. I think.
It's been a while since I've been.
Cool. I'll enquire about it. I'm interested in books myself. Thanks for the info.
@TenkRealist no problem
Your oldest book, was it really published in that date?
@Tstrbrainer yup.I've got a few. 1796 Methodist hymnal, 1821 autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1836 history of Sir Francis Drake, first editions of Black Arrow and Ivanhoe.
Ivanhoe is a beautiful story.
How are these books preserved?
Preserved?I don't know.Just on a book case in my study.
Publish date is bottom right, 1717
How much did it cost?
@Tstrbrainer 40 pounds
That sounds expensive
@Tstrbrainer it was only about $75.For that old of book, I got a deal.
Still, that's expensive for me. But usually old books are supposed to be even more expensive, right?
@Tstrbrainer usually, yes.
Are you from Wales?
@Tstrbrainer USA.I was in Hereford training with the military then.
Took a trip to Brecon's Beacons. Stood atop pen y fan. Or whatever
Okay. Which is your favorite book?
@TstrbrainerToo many to say.The Long Walk had a profound impact on me.
My favorite book ever or my favorite among my antiques?
Your favorite book ever.
@Tstrbrainer Fiction, Lord of the Rings.Historical fiction, The Frontiersman. Stories about the early settlers in the colonies.History, Drake. History of Sir Francis Drake published in 1836.Adventure, The Long Walk. A history of political prisoners escaping from a Siberian prison during WW2. Amazing story.
What is Long Walk about?
@Tstrbrainer The Long Walk. A history of political prisoners escaping from a Siberian prison during WW2. Amazing story.
Sorry I didn't see the last part. I was searching for Drake. I haven't read much compared to you. But I mostly love fiction
@Tstrbrainer this thread is so long it's getting hard to find your response. I sent you a DM