Year you started collecting: Started collecting signed first editions in about 2003, I think. Started collecting books in my 20's and have quite a few that belonged to my parents.
Shelving method (by genre, author, signed copies): I shelve by author and alphabetical- except when I shelve by genre - I.e. Cookbooks and poetry. A book doesn't get put away properly until I've read it.
Total number of copies: Don't know the numbers - I'll have to count someday.
Total number of signed copies: See above.
Favorite treasure (s): Favorite treasures are my signed Pay Conroy books.
Favorite part of having signed books: Having a signed copy of a book gives me connection to the author.