Is there any better time to curl up with a good book than the fall? We don’t think so. As the weather turns crisp and biting, our warm and cozy homes are a refuge against the changing seasons. The world outside our windows lights up with the mosaic of changing leaves and sets a picturesque scene as we start the next chapter of our favourite book. Curled up with the latest paperback and a pumpkin spiced latte, we escape reality to travel to far-off lands, pull off daring capers, or be swept off our feet by romantic suitors.
While some of us leave books behind in the classroom, others are life-long readers who indulge in the hobby every day. Judging by the number of books that go into our self storage units in Richmond Hill, the team at Abacus can safely say the reading bug has bit a lot of our customers.
If you’re one of them, the team wishes you a belated National Read a Book Day! Held on September 6 of every year, it’s a day that celebrates the joy of reading and the importance of literacy. Usually this holiday comes and goes without much fanfare, but it sparked some interest this year on Twitter as people chirped at the First Lady for her tweet marking the holiday.
For those of you who love a good page-turner, you don’t need this holiday to commemorate books. You celebrate it every day. Maybe you’re rereading the Handmaid’s Tale so you can catch up on the Hulu TV-series of the same name. Perhaps you’re delving into the ruthless new Hillary Clinton biography. Or maybe you prefer flipping through cook books to find inspiration for your upcoming Thanksgiving Day feast.
What genre you read from your spot in front of the window is up to you, and there’s no limit to the world that lives between the pages of your book. There aren’t two stories alike on your bookshelf — unless, of course, you collect multiple editions of your favourite books.
Reading and collecting often go hand in hand. As soon as one book is finished, another must be started! You can’t pass a bookstore without ducking in and grabbing a copy of the latest best seller. Then there are all the rare copies or special editions that have captured your imagination.
Over time, your shelves may begin to sag under the collective weight of your precious novels. You’ll have to get creative if you expect to display every book you own. If you’re short on ideas, Pinterest is an amazing visual resource that can inspire your inner decorator. Be forewarned, it’s easy to lose hours on this website as you scroll through endless pages of curated content.
These ideas may not be enough for the prolific collector. When your collection sprawls and takes over your home like a mould on bread, you need to make a cull. But when every book holds sentimental value, it may be hard to let go of your precious hardcovers and paperbacks.
Luckily, you don’t have to decide between a clutter-free home and the size of your collection. You can make use of the smaller North York storage units to hold your books safely. At 5 X 5, they’re the perfect size for a few cardboard boxes full of novels. Don’t worry if you need something larger for your hobby. The self storage options in Thornhill are as large as 10 X 10 — which can hold as much as a 3–4-bedroom house.
Whether you need just a little extra space for a few boxes or a lot of space for a huge compendium of hardcovers, each self storage unit is secured and climate controlled to ensure the delicate paper of even the oldest manuscript is well kept.
If your books are starting to pile up on every flat surface, it may be time to move some of them to a self storage unit. When you’re ready to say goodbye to your books, let us know. With a simple phone call, we can set you up with a private storage unit perfectly sized for your needs. And don’t forget to let us know what you’re reading! We want to know what we should add to our Kindle.