Book lovers hate parting with their books. To the non or seldom reader, they don't get it. They simply see an object that is disposable once it's been read. But to the bibliophile, their books are so much more than that; they contain an essence of themselves in the past they can experience time and time again. And at the most difficult moments in life, when we fall off the path and lose sight of who we are, books can be maps that help us find ourselves again.