The New York Public Library's Your Home Library Kit
Including software CD and book, Guide to Organizing a Home Library, by Kathie Coblentz
"... a bibliophile's dream come true ..." -- Bookreporter.com
In her Guide to Organizing a Home Library, the central feature of this new kit, Kathie Coblentz has deftly adapted the expertise and methods of librarianship for the individual book buyer and collector. Her smart, down-to-earth advice for assessing, organizing, culling, cataloguing, maintaining, and expanding a home library celebrates the myriad joys of being a book lover, and addresses such issues as evaluating and organizing a collection, and keeping it in place with bookends and shelves, caring for books, and the art of loaning books so that they'll be returned. Notes for the more serious collector are also included, along with descriptions of some especially interesting collections at The New York Public Library, relevant websites for additional information, and suggestions for further reading.
This expert and workable information comes with a CD with custom-designed software for home classifying and cataloguing. For book lovers who find themselves with stacks of books all over the floor and other surfaces, or know someone in this difficult situation, Ms. Coblentz's take-charge realism is the perfect remedy.
130 pages. Published by Running Press, 2003.
Hardcover. $40.00. ISBN 0-7624-1556-8.