What Do You Think Of Owning Multiple Editions Of Books?
I love having more than one edition of my favorite books, but I know that some people think it’s unnecessary for various reasons. I wanted to make a post discussing both sides, so here we are!
Take Harry Potter, for instance. I have the original US Edition as well as the new UK one. I want to have ALL OF THEM. It’s not just a book, it’s a collection. Harry Potter is my favorite series, and so I collect different editions! But what about if it’s not collecting? What do you think of receiving an ARC and then buying a finished copy once it comes out? Let’s discuss!
You have a collection.
If it’s a favorite book, I like to have as many editions as I can. The ARC, UK, Hardcover, Paperback… I am forever in search of VE Schwab ARCs to complete my collection, just because I adore her books so much.
You can support an author you love.
If it’s your favorite author, don’t you want to support them by buying more of their books? It really helps them out, and you get another book out of it!
You can read/lend one copy and have the others look nice and neat.
My friends like to borrow my books. A lot. And they don’t treat them as well as I do, so sometimes they come back looking a lot worse than they did before. As a person who likes their books in perfect condition, this is perfect for rereading or lending books.
It looks really pretty.
Sometimes the UK covers are better looking than the US, and having all the editions together looks really beautiful on your shelf.
Books cost money. Lots of it. Why would you spend money on a book you already own if you could get a new book you’ve never read before instead? You could discover a new favorite, instead of just having a new copy of an old favorite.
They take up precious shelf space.
My shelves are already overflowing, so why stuff them more with books I already own? Seriously, although it may seem silly, I have almost no room on my shelves. I need a new bookshelf.
What do you think of having multiple copies of the same book?
Thanks for reading!