collect for the stories. I was first exposed to the expanded
universe probably with the Ewok movies as a kid. I know I was very
excited to learn there were additional stories that take place in
the same universe as the films. My first novel was
Splinter of the
Mind's Eye and then I think
Truce at Bakura.
During the 90s, my best friend and I would save up and buy the
novels as they came out. Then we'd read them and trade each other
the books so that we could afford to get more. It was a joint
collection. Sadly we both had to go our separate ways back then,
so our collection split up. My collection would number in the
teens until I married my wife. She came with an impressive dowry
of Star Wars books, probably doubling my collection. From that
point on, I got serious. I decided that Star Wars was going to be
my thing, and I was going to try to know everything there was to
know about it. I have been collecting seriously for the last 5
years or so and casually before that for about 15. Most of my
collection is used books, but I do pick up new items now and then.
now at a point where I am collecting different covers of the
same book. If the Star Wars logo is white on one edition, gold
on another, then I'll end up with two volumes eventually.
anyone is interested: I have a blog where I go over some of the
necessary challenges when dealing with a collection like this
such as: Helpful software for cataloging your collection.
Various fun ways of displaying it. The best places to look for
used books etc. -
advice is start small and start with what is available. I
started out with only the paperback novels, then at some point I
realized how much of the story was being told in the comic
books. I started collecting them. Then I moved on to reference
books, young adult, and children's books. I've not completed any
of those categories, but lately I have been focusing on hardback
books, compilations, rare books and other variants. Maybe
someday I'll move on to foreign? If you haven't seen those
Japanese New Jedi Order series covers you should check them
have to realize, you'll never have them all. There are according
to my records at least 1, 800 volumes, not counting single issue
comics, and magazines. Do you have a plan for your collection,
should you get hit by a bus. Seriously, do you want it all sold
off piece by piece?
am interested in getting in touch with a UK collector that can
be my contact for UK only releases. I'm sure we can work out a
system that is mutually beneficial for both parties.*"
*if you are interested in
helping Mark please contact him through his