Book Collecting in the News - Lithub.com: 10 Famous Book Hoarders
From LITHUB.COM: 10 Famous Book Hoarders - Karl Lagerfeld has more books than you
"... Karl Lagerfeld has more books than pretty much anybody. During a 'master class' at the 2015 International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Lagerfeld explained: 'Today, I only collect books; there is no room left for something else. If you go to my house, I’ll have you walk around the books. I ended up with a library of 300,000. It’s a lot for an individual.'"
“...'I cannot live without books,' Thomas Jefferson famously said. According to the Library of Congress, when the British torched the capital in 1814, Jefferson had built the biggest personal library in the United States—which he then sold to Congress for $23,950. After that, he promptly began acquiring books again (and sold that new collection to pay his debts in 1829)..."
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