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Confessions of a Runaway Collector


What’s your poison? Coins? Stamps? Antique tin wind-up toys?

It’s easy to let a collection run away with you. The appeal to amass, acquire and collect has a strong pull, and this fact is certainly not lost on advertisers (“be the first on your street to collect them all!”). But my forays into collection – vintage music posters and more – have all been short-lived, with the exception of books. For display, for education, for enjoyment and the pleasure of preservation, these books are most worthy of collection…

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Beth Carswell

About Beth Carswell

I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

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