newyorker:

Bob Eckstein shares drawings and stories inspired by bookstores around New York City.

newyorker:

Bob Eckstein shares drawings and stories inspired by bookstores around New York City.

awritersruminations:

This is what was bequeathed us:
This earth the beloved left
And, leaving,
Left to us.

No other world
But this one:
Willows and the river
And the factory
With its black smokestacks.

No other shore, only this bank
On which the living gather.

No meaning but what we find here.
No purpose but what we make.

That, and the beloved’s clear instructions:
Turn me into song; sing me awake.

—Gregory Orr, “Untitled [This is what was bequeathed us]

incidentalcomics:

My Favorite Things

The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents - The Write Life

Good advice from literary agents.

And a really good bookstore.

And a really good bookstore.

slightlyignorant:

Fairytale by Harriet Chrystal Edlund on Flickr.

Books are magic.

slightlyignorant:

Fairytale by Harriet Chrystal Edlund on Flickr.

Books are magic.

I dealt with whatever was bothering me through reading. You could not find me without a book.
Al Pacino (via ejmellowbookends)
readthebloodybook:

Bloody Book Photo Challenge - October. 
2. Books about books
The Shadow of the Wind, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The Book Thief, Fahrenheit 451, and The Thirteenth Tale. 

readthebloodybook:

Bloody Book Photo Challenge - October. 

2. Books about books

The Shadow of the Wind, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The Book Thief, Fahrenheit 451, and The Thirteenth Tale. 

Good books are like that.

Good books are like that.

She was brilliant and joyous and she believed- probably correctly- that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably doesn’t exist in this or any parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and she always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and she knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.

And she was wonderfully unhinged.

Gary Paulsen; Mudshark
I’ve personally heard 8 out of the 10.

I’ve personally heard 8 out of the 10.