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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 14 12:55 AM

Sept 14, 2010: Book Hoarders

There's a book hoarding couple, in St. Louis Park, MN.
After lining all the walls with bookshelves, they were still tripping over cardboard boxes.
So of course the logical solution was to buy the house next door. for the books... of course.

Well nobody wants to trundle outside in their snuggie & slippers to grab a book, especially in MN winters.
So logic rears it's expensive head once more, and they connect the two houses, as well as remodel the new place next door.
OK, formerly next door.



I believe the first picture is the front of the two houses, and the second is the rear.
Oh, the guy said St Louis Park didn't have a rule against it, because nobody had ever wanted to do it before.

Pictures of the interior at the link.



Trilby  Tuesday Sep 14 07:12 AM

It's good to be king.

Even in MN.



skysidhe  Tuesday Sep 14 09:53 AM

Nicely done.



fjhs3  Tuesday Sep 14 10:06 AM

A Kindle from Amazon ....

$ 139.00




bbro  Tuesday Sep 14 10:25 AM

WANT!! Badly!



darkwing duck  Tuesday Sep 14 10:26 AM

I'd LOVE to do that! I'm going to suggest it to my husband.

Granted, we live in a townhouse, so all's we really have to do is cut a door in the wall.



wolf  Tuesday Sep 14 10:43 AM

I need space for my books. Me want.



Cloud  Tuesday Sep 14 10:57 AM

pretty functional "hoarders" if they can afford to buy and build that.



monster  Tuesday Sep 14 12:41 PM

Someone did that just round the corner from me here. I'll try and take a pic sometime. Not sure what they're hoarding, though, although I have my suspicions....



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 14 01:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by fjhs3 View Post
$ 139.00

Quote:
But what they won't ever consider is buying a Kindle.

"This," says Sue, "is a strictly text-bound household."



Gravdigr  Tuesday Sep 14 04:47 PM

Quote:
"This," says Sue, "is a strictly text-bound household."
And a fire trap.


casimendocina  Wednesday Sep 15 03:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
And a fire trap.
Gosh. Better get rid of the contents of the filing cabinet then and the house looks fairly flammable too....replace, quickly and there's trees out the front with spindly branches....


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 15 04:27 AM

Most of the house would catch before books in wall bookcases. Plus not having boxes to trip over makes it safer.




Gravdigr  Wednesday Sep 15 05:41 AM

Spindly branches?! gasp



Gravdigr  Wednesday Sep 15 05:44 AM

Think of the silverfish, man! They'll be huge! HUGE I tell ya!!



SPUCK  Wednesday Sep 15 06:26 AM

They'll be crushed in an earthquake! Think of it - being killed by Webster the Unabridged version.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Sep 15 08:16 AM

It's good to see they still have some room to expand.



Pete Zicato  Wednesday Sep 15 10:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
They'll be crushed in an earthquake! Think of it - being killed by Webster the Unabridged version.
Well they won't be killed by the Oxford English 3rd Edition - the current plan is that it will be available only digitally.


Lamplighter  Wednesday Sep 15 12:35 PM

But even the digital versions don't have an entry for the word "gullible" because it's not in the printed versions.



toranokaze  Wednesday Sep 15 02:06 PM

From the looks of it they have a well managed collection



Spexxvet  Wednesday Sep 15 03:20 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Think of the silverfish, man! They'll be huge! HUGE I tell ya!!
Dinner!


HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Sep 15 09:48 PM

Clone thread:
Bored Hookers



casimendocina  Friday Sep 17 02:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
It's good to see they still have some room to expand.
You can never have too many books.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Sep 17 10:52 AM

If you run out of room, books are a good building material to make more room... for more books.




Lamplighter  Friday Sep 17 11:10 AM

Notice the titles... we read those in school back in the 50's
I wonder if any students are reading them now.



spudcon  Friday Sep 17 09:25 PM

I'm sure they're still reading Silent Spring, along with Al Gore's book.



casimendocina  Friday Sep 17 10:48 PM

This is like an eye test. The only titles I can see clearly are Catch 22, Proverbs, Children's Stories. Looking again, I can see Fahrenheit 451. Silent Spring wasn't published til the 60's if I remember my dates correctly.



Lamplighter  Friday Sep 17 11:25 PM

It's a parking garage across the street from a library in the US, but I won't spoil the mysteries of titles or city
Google is your friend



casimendocina  Saturday Sep 18 12:05 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter View Post
Google is your friend
"Friend, good."


Griff  Saturday Sep 18 08:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter View Post
Notice the titles... we read those in school back in the 50's
I wonder if any students are reading them now.
Lil' Pete read Fahrenheit 451 in English class last year. I can't make out any more titles than casi, but they're reading Melville right now... not a public school though.


Spexxvet  Saturday Sep 18 10:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by casimendocina View Post
Proverbs
You may need glasses. That looks like "O Pioneers!" to me.


casimendocina  Saturday Sep 18 10:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
You may need glasses. That looks like "O Pioneers!" to me.
Got new glasses, lost them after a week so will have to go without for another year-no idea what happened to the previous pair. Ce la vie and you're right. On closer inspection, it is O Pioneers. What was I thinking?????


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