I also wish that I had kept count of how many I have bought at thrift stores and libraries vs bookstores. Maybe give me an idea of how much money I've saved through the years.
I did count my books when we moved recently. I almost have a thousand. I would say that over half are thrifted. And I pick up at least 2 or three every time I go out. I may take pictures some day. But that would fill a whole flicker stream.
"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." ~Henry Ward Beecher