I wish that I had a cherrywood bookshelf room like the author has! It sounds so pretty. I like to collect books too. I have a couple of books signed and dedicated to me by a children's author in England. The bad thing about books is that they eventually go out of print, so you feel forced to buy them while you can and that can be expensive. So, it becomes like an addictive habit with my feeling safe if I know that I own the book, even if it does go out of print!! I buy books at a great price from Edward R. Hamilton. Does anyone else know a way to get good buys on books?