If a home without books is a naked home, my home has ten layers of clothing on and can barely breathe or walk. I don't know exactly how many books I own, but my best guess (counting how many fit in a shelf and then counting how many shelves I have) is around 2,000 or 3,000. My apartment is not big at all, the accumulation outgrew the place a long time ago. I'm always worried that the weight of the books will sag the floors and cause me trouble. Every time I come home with a bag filled with paperbacks, the doorman gives me a weird look, something like, "Are you sure?"