Author Topic: Shelf Porn  (Read 2287 times)

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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2017, 10:04:55 AM »
There isn't one. If you're talking about the red mottled set, that's this: http://martinaston.co.uk/?page_id=319. The ordinary one is next to it - that one is signed by Miki and Emma from Lush.

Ah, that's exactly what I meant but my mind wandered while typing. I have an unsigned ordinary one - bet you're jealous! It is such a great story, so much more than a reference book for fans. The Kristin Hersh ones sitting next to it are also beautiful.

Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2017, 04:59:28 PM »
OK. Things are a bit cluttered at the moment and most of my music books are in another room but this is most of what I have left...

Attic.




 

Bedroom.







Living Room.








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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2017, 07:50:35 PM »
I like all your toy robots, HZJ. Very, very jealous of your full Peanuts collection.

I'll post some pictures at the weekend because the shelves are a bit of state after E ransacked the house to find a copy of Holes for her lesson (she is a trainee teacher now) and need reshuffling, but, as well as many hundreds of paperbacks, I have a huge number of children's books and a collection of fancy Victorian Dickens editions. I've passed on a number of books since we moved house, mainly comedy books, which I wish I'd saved to hand out at CaB meets, and old university books.

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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2017, 08:18:37 PM »
Nice row of Vintage Classics there! And the 'Complete Eightball' is a beautiful thing. I've also got the complete Peanuts, but am stalled in the early eighties with actually reading through them.

Ah, Melissa Harrison, Amy Liptrot, Will Cohu, and all in hardback! I only have 'At Hawthorn Time' in hardback, the rest in paperback. I gave up on the James Rebanks' book, though.....

Also liking the Lovejoy painting keeping watch over them all....


Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2017, 08:26:29 PM »
I'm a bit stuck with the Peanuts stuff. I think when I started buying them, they were only available on import, through Fantagraphics. Now they're available in the UK through a different publisher (Jonathan Cape?) and the spines have changed slightly so any new ones I buy won't match. Those starving Africans don't know the meaning of the word 'stressed'.

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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2017, 09:35:04 PM »
It's Canongate who are doing the UK editions. I bought mine at a rate of two a month over the last year or so (this is where the discount at work comes in handy!), so they're all those editions.

Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2017, 12:10:48 AM »
RE/Search titles - tick
Brautigans - tick
Building Stories - tick
Postgate biog (you still got the CD?) - tick
A Few McSweeneys - tick

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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2017, 04:44:27 PM »
I'm a bit stuck with the Peanuts stuff. I think when I started buying them, they were only available on import, through Fantagraphics. Now they're available in the UK through a different publisher (Jonathan Cape?) and the spines have changed slightly so any new ones I buy won't match. Those starving Africans don't know the meaning of the word 'stressed'.

You and I share so much of the same bookage, it's uncanny. I like the cut of your gib.

Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2017, 05:01:44 PM »
Most of my paperbacks are randomly scattered around the house in various states of decay, the only organised bookshelf I have is for art/photography stuff(that will fit on it).


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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2017, 05:28:25 PM »
These are the best pictures I can find at the moment, but this was a bookcase we built in our rental place in Bristol around a bed settee we modified by stripping the upholstery off and turning it into a box'n'cushion. On the left hand side of the picture was another shelf purely stacked with books of about four times the width of the section directly behind the stepladder, but which in our previous rental place was connected to what you see there to form an L shape case across two walls.





We're in a new house now which won't fit the shelves that we've already moved with us once, so we need to get cracking with building some new shelves because our books have been sat in boxes for over a year since we moved away from Bristol.

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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2017, 05:57:54 PM »
Are you only allowed to read books in winter colours?

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Re: Shelf Porn
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2017, 06:01:54 PM »
Ha, no, the pictures are just horribly desaturated for some reason. The shelf you can see has all the large books like atlases and the like as well as reference books, but the set of shelves not in the picture is a lot more colourful because it's got all the novels and whatnot on it.