Thursday, February 28, 2013

A House Full of Books

     Nicholas Basbanes' book A Gentle Madness is terrific.  I read it a few years ago.  I enjoyed it so much I hunted down a signed copy.  It's about bibliomania -- or as his subtitle reads, Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books.   Eventually I stumbled upon an interview he gave for Book TV on CSPAN.  They interviewed him in his house and he showed off his library.  And most of us, when we picture a home library, we think of a single room, maybe two, full of bookshelves and books.  But no.  Not Mr. Basbanes.  His entire house is full of books, even the bathroom.  It's a long interview, clocking in at around an hour.  But you can scroll through the video to the tour through his house.  

Check it out here.

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