I bring this up because this is my favorite series of books and one that I have been collecting for a number of years (although from my slow progress, you would probably wonder how it could really have been that long). There are no modern books that look as good grouped together on a bookshelf as the LOA books. The series comes in high quality cloth bindings in four basic colors: tan, blue, red, and green - all in very classy, traditional tones. The cloth used is consistent within volumes of an author's work no matter what year the book may have been published, so removing the dust jackets and grouping them by color allows authors' works to be kept together.
|This picture from June 2010 shows that I had only 14 LOA titles|
(See middle section, 2nd shelf - double click on the photo)
If you are a collector as well as a reader, you would do well to consider the Library of America books as something to enhance your collection. These books are of such high quality that they will last forever and can be passed on from generation to generation as the core of a traditional American lit library.