Do I have enough books in my home “library” to be considered a library? This question was posed following an article I saw back in July while I was attending Book Bonanza. I can’t find the article, try as I may, but I did find a New York Times article about the subject, which you can find here. Here’s the definition, according to the article:
“Mr. Byers cited a common belief that 1,000 is the minimum in any self-respecting home library. Then he quickly divided that number in half. Five hundred books ensure that a room “will begin to feel like a library,” he said.”
So I counted my books. It was rather a herculean task! LOL And I absolutely have enough books to constitute a library. 😉
After I tallied them all, I decided to have a little fun here with y’all. Below is a video of my home library. In the comments, leave a guess at the number of books I own and the commenter closest to the actual number will win a $5 gift card to their favorite book retailer.
Once a winner is announced, I’ll let y’all know the exact number. 😀
I’m terrible at guessing but…. 1220
I would say about 1180
lol I used to have 600+ cookbooks alone which I paired down to 150 when I moved to NC. I love the look of your library.
I’ll say 1512.
Oh yeah, I’ve got a library. Loved seeing yours. Your wood shelves are gorgeous. Hmm, 1200 is my guess.
1267 books, either way it looks awesome!
I have to pick my jaw up off the floor. Your library is amazing.
That’s amazing you have so many books and that it could be considered a library now. It sure looks amazing to see all those books and shelves!
Anne, your guess was the closest. My total is 2358! Definitely a library. LOL Let me know which vendor you’d like for the gift card.