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ESSENTIAL. As in earned their spot on the shelf many times over. These are the books that those other books reference.
And they can not be checked out from the library because they are sooooo good you should have the freedom to write in the margins. So buy them! And if you should read your dog-eared copy while soaking in the tub and it gets swollen with bath water... or if you accidentally leave it overnight in the treehouse and it gets a bit weather beaten... or if your friends' kids start making artistic marks on every page...
GOOD. These books deserve to be worn-out. And staying crisp and brand new would be a crime kinda like the first day you wear your brand new glaring white Keds (do those still exist?)
with reverence for those books that are so important you'll pass them on to your children all jam smeared and oily fingerprinted.
And do you have any reading recommendations for me? Please let me know!