I love libraries and archives: personal, public, academic, corporate, museum --all kinds. And I love printed books, journals and article collections, especially those that reflect the specific acquisition focus of their owners.
Building library collections has been my chosen profession and my personal passion. Yes, I've spent many years as a "library administrator" which in some degree removes me from a given library's contents, but I always come back to the value of content to provide information, extend knowledge and enrich lives.
The collecting passion runs in my family blood and still flows through my daily life. So it seems only fitting to share my own resources with you as I turn to them regularly for ideas or to prepare my blog posts.
The following books are arranged by title first -- since I think titles are a bit like tweets. Good ones provoke interest and sometimes suggest an author or writer for the reader to investigate further.
A title is alphabetized by its first significant word with articles such as A and The discounted. Each book title is followed by its author(s) or editor(s), place of publication, publisher, and date of publication.
This is my ever-growing virtual book case. So check back periodically to see what's been added. Also, please suggest any others that you think I should consider acquiring.
Want to search the most extensive horological library collection in the world? Virtually visit the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Library and Research Center's online catalog.
Physically located in Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA, NAWCC's Library and Research Center has a collection that "covers all aspects of horology and includes books and periodicals in numerous languages, including, among others, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Latin, Swedish, Finnish, and Italian. The subjects covered range from the repair of clocks and watches to the philosophy of time and a small collection of fiction books whose stories revolve around clocks, watches, or horology. The library’s holdings include books that are over 450 years old and contemporary materials are constantly being added."
My Virtual Book Case
Watches and Clocks
1001 Wristwatches: From 1925 to the Present. Martin Häussermann, editor. Bath: Parragon 2007.