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The Art of Tsundoku: Why Owning Unread Books Is Good for You

The word tsundoku comes from the verb “doku,” which means “reading,” and “tsumu,” meaning “pile up.” Tsundoku is a Japanese phrase that describes buying books and letting them pile up without reading or using them. It may also be a noun that refers to someone who accumulates books. But aren’t you just a hoarder if ...

Nathan Machoka

A home library.