The bookshelf was tall and black. Its height and color were its only distinguishing features. There really was not anything special about it. There isn’t anything special about most bookshelves if you think about it.
It’s the contents of bookshelves that are valuable. This particular bookshelf contained the treasured tomes of one reader, a unique collection of books kept on the most generic of storage units.
The contents of the shelf could roughly be described as adventure books. There were classics like 20,000 Leagues and Captain Blood next to contemporary books like Dragons of Autumn’s Twilight and Dies the Fire.