The Voluntary Life: 249 How I Carry My 600-Book Library In Hand Luggage

7 June 2016

249 How I Carry My 600-Book Library In Hand Luggage


If you are interested in minimalism or a travel-oriented lifestyle, moving to a digital-only book library is a great benefit. Even if you don't plan to travel, switching to e-books has a ton of other advantages over maintaining paper books. This episode is all about the tools and techniques for managing an e-book library, including:

  • Making the transition from a physical to a digital library. 
  • Choosing a database application for managing e-books. 
  • Organising an e-book library with tags and other metadata. 
  • Having a system for keeping your own notes about books. 

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 249




5 comments:

  1. Interesting podcast, thank you.

    May I ask, however, why you chose to store your e-library in Calibre and not in Evernote?

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    1. Calibre is optimised for managing e-books, so it has many handy features like downloading meta-data, syncing your books with e-readers etc. Evernote is optimised for handling notes- even though you could dump e-book files into it, it would be inconvenient and lack the features of calibre.

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  2. App to listen to books while you walk called voice stream or voice dream? Thanks! MRL

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  3. Hi Jake, I really enjoy your podcasts. Would appreciate of you could do an episode about how you and other digital nomads deal with health insurance.
    Cheers
    Paul - South Africa

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