Thursday, December 2, 2010

Booking through First Editions

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How about First Editions? Are they something special? Or “just another book” to you?


For contemporary fiction, it does not really matter, if it is a first edition or not. But for poetry books and some old novels, I do love the first editions I possess. I like the covers and the smell of those book. These books are somewhat VERY special. However, I will never go out of my way to acquire any first editions. As long as I get a copy to read, it doesn't really matter much.

5 comments:

Pam said...

I agree with you on the "as long as I get a copy to read, it doesn't matter" bit!

Yvonne said...

They're just another book to me. I mainly read contemps and first editions really don't matter.

bermudaonion said...

I'm with you - I don't think first editions add anything to a novel.

dragonflyy419 said...

I too love the smell of old books. I'm not a first edition person, but I adore old books.

Lori said...

Interesting question, don't you think? 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.