Fantasy author Neil Gaiman's personal library is a book lover's dream, stuffed to the gills with all manner of novels, reference books, and anthologies, with the occasional gargoyle or mounted stuffed head for good measure.

Literary social network Shelfari visited Sandman and Coraline author Neil Gaiman at his Minnesota home and snapped these pictures of his personal library. Gaiman's basement is entirely filled with books, awards, and a handful of tchochkes. You can see more, larger images of the library here, but if you just want to know what books Gaiman keeps handy, Shelfari is in the process of creating a digital bookshelf based on the photos.

These pictures were taken by Kyle Cassidy, whose pictures of writers' workspaces we previously featured, and is currently compiling a book based on the photos.

Neil Gaiman's Bookshelves [Shelfari via Digital Composting]

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library

Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library