If I had unlimited funds and unlimited space, I would probably quickly stock that space with books. If possible, I would stock it with autographed books. It has always been a dream of mine to collect books signed by their authors, the problem is that those books are typically very expensive, and since I live in a remote location it’s hard to get to actual physical stores to get them signed in person, which means I have to order books – and that costs even more, because shipping is a pain in the arse.
I recently saw this post on twitter from CBC books that commented about how Barnes & Noble has been losing out on the book business lately, and they’re hoping to recoup some of that business by having a massive amount of signed books to sell on black Friday. The article made it sound like this tactic won’t work, and maybe it won’t, but as someone who has always dreamed of one day owning a large collection of signed books, it sure did make me swoon.
As it is now my collection consists of only one book. I managed to purchase a signed Warcraft book by Richard A. Knaak for $5 (plus shipping of course, but since it was combined with some craft books it wasn’t too bad). I have tried entering contests to win books but alas my luck rarely ever holds out. For now, I’ll continue to dream about that unlimited funds and unlimited space.