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At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries

By Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes

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Color photographs and lively conversation welcome the reader into impressive home libraries and a charming British "book town." Though full of practical advice on categorizing, displaying, and caring for a home library, this book is also about passionate readers and the books they love.

"I've been reading in the tub since I was nine. I've dropped books in the water, wrecked many, and may even drown someday reading in the tub. What a wonderful way to go." --Clothing designer Joan Vass, quoted on p. 117

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