Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Infinitas!

I spent the day in Parramatta today, browsing around in the Westfield centre, plus The Phantom Zone, JB HiFi - and I finally remembered how to find Infinitas Bookshop, a science fiction specialist, again.

Although they didn't have anything I needed today, I had an enjoyable chat with the shop assistants in Infinitas; we were swapping geeky book-collecting anecdotes. It was so reassuring to know I wasn't the only Star Trek fan who stresses about the best way to store my Star Trek novels correctly. One of the staff even had a photo on the computer of her custom modified IKEA shelving units, filled with a very orderly collection of Star Trek novels. Very impressive.

When I moved here in 2000, I had to shelve the Star Trek hardcovers separately, to maximise space. A few years later, I had to resign myself to making a double layer of the Star Trek paperback novels in order to constrain the collection to one room. Recently, I had to start filling horizonal gaps above the double rows. Sigh...

3 comments:

Jörg said...

Hehe, I know how that feels. I've been meaning to build a new shelf for weeks now but just didn't find the time to do so. I also had to resort to filling those horizontal gaps with more books, because I also (cosmic consciousness again? ;-)) want to keep all the books in one room. Well, maybe next weekend... ;-)

Therin of Andor said...

Yep. Finding, collecting and storing Star Trek novels is almost as much fun as reading them. Bizarre.

Jörg said...

Indeed, only in my case it's Star Trek secondary literature.