Wednesday, January 29, 2020

How I Build my Book Collection



My experience is pretty niche when it comes to building a book collection. After graduation, I moved to a new city where I was approached by a man that had a business proposition for me. I listened attentively to what he had to say and decided to join his business venture. The business venture in question offered a leadership system that included books, cds, seminars and a mentorship program. In the span of a few days, I was literally drowning in good books - everything that anyone suggested in the organization are still part of the best books I ever read.

What do you need to start building your own book collection?
  • Which genre you want? - The most important thing you need is to know which genre you want. Since I wanted to learn new skills, the business opportunity I mentioned above was the perfect opportunity for me to build my "self-help" library (an opportunity I fully took advantage of).
  • Association - Once you know the genre, associate yourself with people that love the same genre as you. Through discussion with them you'll learn what they liked and disliked and through this process you'll find books to start with.
  • Look for References - Some books include references of other books or work that help in the creation of the book you're currently reading. Going through this list may help you find your next purchase.
  • Ask the Seller - Some people working at bookstores may be able to find your next favorite.
Once you built yourself a small library, of about 100 books, it'll be easier to add to your collection. If you're looking to build a digital library, there are free (legal) books available online on the Gutenberg.org website.

Happy Collecting and Reading!

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