Definitely lost a lot of books a long the way! Love that you suggested a library instead of an eReader. You’re of course spot on. Harder to maintain a collection across cities, even more so continent. We’ve avoided the travel bug so far, aside from vacation, but I’d move in a heartbeat. Maybe that’s my wife route to a book free future.
Some of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had have come at libraries. You can’t beat the serendipity afforded by the chance encounters with people who share a passion for books.