Featured Question with Forrest Fenn and The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt: Books on a Shelf
Many photos of you in your office show your bookshelves in the background. Out of the thousands of books that could have been chosen, how did a book get a place on the shelf? Thanks so much ~ jenny
Hi back to you.
I’m comfortable with books and I spend most of my time now of days in their company. I designed our library around a 26′ x 14′ Persian rug, which is a 140 year-old Sarouk.
The right side of my library contains ethnology, archaeology, and anthropology research books. I won’t buy any book that doesn’t contain photographs.
The shelves on the left hold books that I think are special, and about 200 of them are unique. Many have signed bindings with letters, drawings, documents, or photographs tipped or bound in.
I am not buying books anymore so my shelves are pretty much set. Thanks for the question. f
The following are some snapshots of Forrest’s books I took while visiting Forrest, and I thought I would share them with this Q/A. They show Forrest’s many books on the shelves and the great care he gives them.
Also to mention, in a previous post, Chatting with Forrest: His Office, I include how he defines the word ‘Unique’. His definition is charming, and demonstrates just how extraordinary his collection of books is. Treasures for sure.
While visiting, I enjoyed listening to Forrest share the many interesting and intriguing tidbits about certain books he had collected over the years, and what made some of them unique.
No matter what objects are of a collection, creating a unique collection is something meaningful, powerful, and true treasure. The stories connected to those items, as mentioned in Life’s Treasures Found and Kept (guest post) are priceless. Some may hold great monetary value, while others are great treasures from the memories or thoughts attached; that invisible line from heart to item.
I would love to learn more of some of your most unique treasures, if you’d like to share them in comments below.
But first, I hope you enjoy some snapshots of how Forrest’s Office is lined with numerous books and other items tucked within. It’s neat to imagine Forrest sitting with these treasures surrounding him, and writing the Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt.
Now, stories are being shared to fill shelves of our minds, each unique, and I’m thinking if they were all written out, they would not all be able to fit on those of Forrest’s Office today.
How beautiful the stories grow.