I've been collecting the beautiful Everyman's Library hardback editions of Jane Austen's novels. As I re-read Austen again and again I feel the purchase is justified and I've almost completed the set. However, I have resolved not to buy any other new hardbacks this year. I will wait for the paperback, buy secondhand or borrow from the library.
This is my favourite secondhand bookshop. It's Ventnor Rare Books on the Isle of Wight. Just five minutes away from the elegant Victorian seafront, you can purchase your book and read it on the beach!