I have been collecting books for years. A couple of houses have had rooms dedicated to them ("libraries" for want of a better word). I used to love sitting in those rooms surrounded by the physical volumes and reflect on what I'd read and the books on my shelf that I was yet to read. Well, recently I've found I wasn't enjoying having them as much as I used to, and I've started a process of releasing them. Bags of books have gone to friends, and to various other places. I don' want to take them all to one place - I want to spread them around.
A few weeks ago I discovered a community bookshop at Annerley. It's run by volunteers, they get their stock from donations, the prices are reasonable, and profits go back into community programs. I took a few bags of books there.
The books each have memories. I collected authors such as Nancy Mitford and Martin Boyd. Some were hard to get collections like Let's Parler Franglais