A collection of books can be a wealth of inspiration for a modeler. Initially when I entered the hobby I spend a lot of my hobby dollars on collecting rolling stock and other related models. Within the last few years I have derived a lot of satisfaction by investing my hobby money in a small library of useful books. My collection varies from protoype interests to hobby tips and how to books. I strive for a useful mix of books to hone the skills as well as provide relaxing afternoons thumbing in the reading chair.