Literature holds the secrets of mankind’s past and future, our lives are encapsulated by words penned onto paper, writing is a timeless art that each of us want a piece of. If you’re looking to stat a book collection but can’t quite figure out how or where to start. We have a few basic tips to launch you off into having the best book collection.
When starting a book collection you have to know what type of books you’d like to collect. An easy start would be collecting books from your favourite author, if you don’t have a favourite author start of by collecting hard copies of your favourite books.
Push yourself to buy the classics, it is always good to look into collecting books that many people swear by, these books are the ones which are often referenced, anything that is well know among the general public will enhance your general knowledge.
Once you’ve collected your favourite reads and the classics you might want to dig deeper into genre, your book collection is a reflection of you, so whatever genre you find most intriguing you may want to start collecting books along those lines. Whether you love Thrillers, Drama or your Encyclopedia’s, whatever you like is always your best bet, you’re more likely to not mind spending money on what you know you’ll enjoy.
If you’re really looking to take book collecting to the highest level, you may then want to look into collecting rare books. These books are one of a kind books which are hard to find, they usually are original copies of the book with a lot of history behind them. Rare books have fine detailing to them which includes the type of paper used in the book, it could be anything from laid paper, marbled, wove or china paper. These are the type of books that may be more pretty to look at as opposed to being very interesting to read.
Starting a book collection is a great way to further explore art, it takes research time and patience to start one and have it become world class. Book collecting is a great form of entertainment and a great investment. So go out there and start your collection today.