So this week I've decided to ask my fellow bloggers if they have duplicate copies of books in their home libraries and why? So feel free to comment below and leave your input.
I have a complete set of The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black - the originally published hardcovers that sit so nicely together on the shelf, BUT I also purchased a copy of The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Completely Fantastical Edition. I figure one day I will pass along the set of five to my kids and keep the complete edition for myself. But until then, they can sit nicely on my shelf side by side. I think part of the reason I have a hard time parting with the little set is because I picked up the first two in the series in 2004 during a trip to Australia (I read them on the plane and fell in love with the series).
I used to think it was weird when people had multiple copies of a book on their shelves, but since becoming a book blogger it all makes sense to me now. Sometimes I've seen bloggers with ARCs on their shelves and finished copies right beside them. I now understand why... as I have some ARCs on my shelves that are signed by the authors (since the only copies of their books that I had were ARCs when I attended signings). So it makes sense to keep it, especially if it's personalized as some of mine are. And it makes sense to want a finished copy that contains no spelling mistakes or has the final printed version with revisions.
What do you think of this phenomenon of keeping multiple copies? Do you keep your ARCs and buy finished copies too? Or do you just keep one or the other?