When I moved from South Carolina to Maryland I was concerned about my books. There I had bookcases in every room except the bathrooms and laundry room. I have been a librarian so the books were organized so I could find what I needed. In my den were two very tall bookshelves that I had gotten at a house auction over 25 years ago that had antique books and my mysteries. In the guest bedroom were several cases, one with Christian fiction and fantasy including the Bodie Thoene Zion Covenant and Zion Chronicle series, Stephen Lawhead’s The Pendragon Cycle series, The Dragon King Trilogy and of course J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis classics. My theology books were in several cases, arranged by the author’s last name. In my bedroom, were books I often would go to time and again plus a whole section of books to be read. My library reflected my love of books, my librarian background and what I types of book I read and collect.
When I moved there were boxes and boxes of books – too many for those who packed and moved the boxes. I was moving in with my mother to care for her and so there really wasn’t room for me to set up all my bookcases. I set up some of the shelves upstairs and the rest were put in the basement. I cringed because humidity is not good for books but with a dehumidifier it has been okay. The biggest problem is there are lots of books still in boxes because in addition to the books in my home I had thousands of books from school: teacher books, reference books and lots of picture books, student nonfiction and fiction books from the classroom. After 5 years I still sometimes have to go sorting through boxes to find what I need.
Here are some Libraries of Celebrities. These are beautiful settings for books and some look more used than others. I would love to check out the titles, pull a book off the shelf and sit down and read a spell.
I have enjoyed the study tours of these pastors.
What library in your life is your favorite?