A fellow came for a consult. He had a booming import/export business. Before that, he’d earned his bread going to estate sales, buying books for ten cents and selling them on Amazon for ten bucks.
He strolled through my library surveyed my 1,000+ books. He examined some of the titles and saw they weren’t your typical collection of Tom Clancy novels. He said, “Your library is valuable. It’s probably worth five thousand, maybe even ten thousand dollars!”
He wasn’t a “Planet Perry” guy, he had been referred by a friend. He wasn’t a reader. So to him, books were things you bought and sold by the pound.
“Sam,” I said, “The value of my library….