Downtown and Midtown Re: [OT] Hotel suggestions for downtown London

John Costello cos at
Fri Apr 27 18:19:34 BST 2007

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 01:21:26PM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 12:22:38PM +0100, Smylers wrote:
> > > (By "library" I mean it in the traditional sense, not in the modern sense
> > > which seems to involve them leaving sponsored beer mats in pubs
> > > advertising their DVD collections and internet access.)
> > My mission in life is to have more books than the local library. The way
> > we're going, I should manage that within five years.
> If we only count books in good condition, or if we only count the
> particular genres and subjects I'm interested in, then I've already
> beaten that.

I've a long way to go to beat our main library (1 million volumes) and
even our local branch.  Makes me happy that the city voted to fund
libraries a few years back and just voted again to increase funding.
> > The main problem I've hit now is that I've run out of shelf space, even
> > after resorting to double-stacking.
> I run out of shelf space about once a year.  My real problem is that I'm
> coming close to running out of conveniently usable walls to cover in
> shelves.

My problem is that the other person I live with refuses to do away with 
the television, which occupies valuable wall space.

Have you considered building shelves on the wall above your bed (assuming 
you haven't already)?

I toured an open house last year (two stories) and was pleased to see that
the owners had built shelves into the walls along the staircase.  The
shelves were the right height for paperbacks.


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