Does anyone consider themselves to be a collector of purses or a purse hobbyist? Do you ever buy a bag just to have it--never intending to actually carry it? I sometimes tell people that looking for, buying and selling bags is my hobby--makes me seem less freakish to those who don't "get" the purse thing. I also love to read about bags and their evolution. I have several books and was just looking through them which prompted this post. My favorite is Handbags: The Power of the Purse by Anna Johnson published in 2002. Lots of information crammed in a purse-sized book!