You studied all the classics in college – Hemingway, James, Austen, and Joyce. But since then, you rarely pick up anything other than Stephen King, John Grisham, and the odd self-help book. Lets face it; as entertaining as these books may be, they’re just not going to cut it when it comes to sprucing up the shelves of your fancy new library.
New York City Strand Bookstore now offers books priced by the foot. Ranging from $20 a foot to $400 dollars a foot (for leather-bound 19th century novels), you can fill up those shelves eons faster than it would take to accumulate a lifetime of volumes you’ve actually read.
Or, you could just do it the old-fashioned way and actually read the darn things.