We’re trying to sell our house currently. Not much luck. We finally broke down and brought in a “stager” to make our house more appealing to potential buyers. We have a lot of books. They are, however, stacked nicely on book shelves. Personally, I think they’re attractive. One of the first things the “stager” said was that we needed to remove “half of the books” to make the house less intimidating. My mouth dropped. It’s not like we’re leaving the books to loom over whoever buys the house, (Although that is a funny mental image.) or that we have copies of The Anarchist’s Cookbook and How to Hide the Body: A Primer for Beginning Serial Killers on display.
I’m not so sure I would want to sell my house to someone who would be intimidated by all of our books.