14 Facts About My Bookshelves

My collection of books from Macmillan Collector's Library and Everyman's Library.
All of my copies of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
My collection of Penguin Clothbound Classics.
One of my favourite shelves, featuring a picture from London.

  1. Before I started to collect fiction and non-fiction books, I had been a collector of art and cook books. I don't buy them anymore but I still keep the old ones.
  2. The first novel I ever bought for myself was The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks in Czech translation. I still have the same copy on my shelf.
  3. I have started collecting books in 2012 and haven't stoped ever since.
  4. I own 680 books in Czech language and 460 in English, which makes 1208 of books in total.
  5. Authors I own the most books of are Jane Austen (37 books), Cecelia Ahern (11 books), Sarah Dessen (14 books), Charles Dickens (12 books), J. K. Rowling (22 books), Nicholas Sparks (14 books), L. M. Montgomery (10 books) and Neil Gaiman (9 books). I am counting duplicates too, in case you're wondering...
  6. When I moved from London back to the Czech Republic, I brought 115kg of books with me, all of which I collected during my strolls through local bookshops there.
  7. I do have six bookshelves in my room, which contain all of my books. One I bought in Ikea. The rest five were made by my Dad.
  8. I own six different editions of my favourite Jane Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility.
  9. I also own one book in the Italian language, even though I don't speak Italian. But I've read the book in Czech and loved it so much that, since I was actually visiting Italy at the time, I bought in the original. In English, the book is called White Like Milk, Red Like Blood by Alessandro D'Avenia.
  10. I own 8 signed books. But then, only two of them I really care for. They being Irises and The Memory of Light by Fancisco X. Stork. I love all of his books entirely.
  11. Some of my favourite books I own in Czech as well as in English language.
  12. The oldest book on my shelf is a Czech book called Psohlavci by Alois Jirásek, published in 1917.
  13. I wish I had someone to whom I could bequeath all of my books one day.
  14. Unfortunately, the vast majority of books on my shelves have never been read by me. But I solemnly swear I do intend to read every single one of them.

Here I keep my Anne of Green Gables series as well as some books by Noel Streatfeild, Daphne Du Maurier and the Brontë sisters.
A stack of my current favourite coffee table books.
A copy of Pride and Prejudice with a stamp of The Notting Hill Bookshop in it.
A pile of Parisian-ish books that I keep on my bureau.
Bookshelves above my desk, which contain most of my translated books.
This bookshelf contains the rest of my translated fiction. The books are lined up in two rows...


  1. Bože, to je nádhera <3 A strašne ti závidím tie nádherné vydania klasík, tie som sa rozhodla začať zbierať. A dnes mi náhodou prišli Word cloud classic Pride and prejudice (neskutočne krásna je) a jedna Puffin Anne of green gables <3 (Obe sú moje tretie vydania tých kníh :3)

    1. Děkuju, milá Maťo. :-) Přeji ti, ať se ti tvá sbírka jen a jen rozrůstá. Knihy jsou ta nejlepší investice... :-)

  2. what a beautiful collection. I wish I can get a few of them on my shelves. maybe one of the bronte books - it's hard to get copies of those, I try looking for the yellow cover of the jane eyre and it costs like hundreds of dollars, out of print books can be expensive. this is a good collection to pass them on to someone.

    have a lovely day.

    1. Thank you so much, dear Lissa. Yeah, I know how difficult and even frustrating it can be to be looking for some particular book without any luck. I myself would like to get my hands on some beautiful collectible pieces that are no longer available. It's even more difficult for me now when I am back in the Czech Republic and can buy book only on the internet. But there are tons of amazing editions, so if you're not able to find some, you can certainly come across a different, yet equally beautiful one... :-) Wish you luck with looking for them... :-)

      Have a lovely time. And thank you once again for your comment.


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