Over a lifetime, I have collected books, stored them, sold many in garage sales, given many away, donated books to libraries. Usually I have not had anywhere near enough room in the house for bookshelves to keep them all. I’d need a small library. I don’t know how many there are left. I’d have to count them. Here are the boxes in the garage that contain those books that I have considered worth keeping in 40 years of collecting and that are not on my shelves in the house now:
And here are all the 45 new books that I have bought and read since January 2010.
I have all of them with me all the time. I carried them to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and more importantly, back up. I took them all with me on my trip into the Emigrant Wilderness.
When we last moved, the boxes took major lifting but the books in the Kindle got moved and I didn’t even notice.
All that is good.
Except, what do I do when Amazon, one day, goes out of business?