That was why I was quite surprised (and a bit horrified) when I got a link from Kat Howard this week entitled, "It may actually be possible to have too many books."
Following the link and finding the work of Alicia Martín, specifically her project entitled Biografias, made me think that perhaps it is time to reconsider. Here is a video of one of the three installations that is part of this project:
In addition to its uniqueness, I think what I like most about this project is what it suggests--that there is no way that we can contain all the knowledge, ideas, and unexplored worlds that are contained within books. While it's a rather overwhelming thought--hence the books flowing out of buildings--it's also a tremendously inspiring one, full of possibility and excitement.
I think I'm back to where I started, with a slogan that I have boldly emblazoned on a coffee mug: You can never have too many books.