I’m a couple months behind in my Wall Street Journal reading, so I just now got to this article: Books Start Conversation, Stay Dust-Free. New York bookseller Nancy Bass Wyden talks about how to care for books using her own personal collection and home display as a guide.
However, about that personal collection:
Any book lover knows that it can be easy to have your collection overwhelm your décor. Just ask Nancy Bass Wyden, co-owner of the Strand Bookstore in New York City, who has a personal collection that numbers more than 2,000.
More than 2,000? Come on.
Maybe that would be another good tip to keeping your books clean and tidy looking: try to keep the library at 2,000.