I have been to building a “Library of America” collection for about 15 years. The publisher offers a selection list at the beginning of the year. They let you opt out of any titles that you prefer not to buy. Their books are a perfect size to hold. I love the way they look on the shelf too, but perhaps the nicest think is the ribbon book mark build into each one. Oh, and they arrive in one of 4 colors: a deep rich red, a forest green, a classic navy, or a tan with burgundy title stripe. I group all the books of a color together.
These two pictures are really from two different rooms in my home but placed together they make me think of Christmas. Every time I receive a “Library of America” book it feels like Christmas.