Thursday, December 02, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Firsts

This week BTT asks: "How about First Editions? Are they something special? Or 'just another book' to you?"

Have to admit, I do think of first editions as a little bit special. And generally, if I'm buying a hard cover copy of a current book, I do try to get the first edition. Well, why not? Think about all those people who just happened to buy first editions of Stephen King back in the day. Of course, I know most books are not going to increase in value, at least not in my lifetime. But you never know.

My husband and I share a love of books. And over the years we've picked up a few first editions of older books, too. I suppose if we could afford it, we'd be full-fledged book collectors instead of just book accumulators.


  1. I don't worry about first editions because I don't think any books that I have will become valuable, but like you said, you never know.

  2. I love first editions (see post here: then, I like vintage mysteries, so finding them is a bit of a thrill.

  3. Interesting question, don't you think?I can understand how some books can be special to some. But, I personally am an avid reader, not a collector of books, although, I do own alot. Here's my answer for this week's Booking Through Thursday.

  4. That's neat that you do have a few!


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