In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro. —
Thomas à Kempis
[Latin Translation: “Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.”]
The magic of words and books
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Nice reading room/home library
Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum of both books and money! But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money. — Henry Miller
The Old Town Bookshop | Edinburgh
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Yes! the books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill! The only years of my life that I can look back on with something like pride… Early and late, through the long winter nights and the quiet summer days, I drank at the fountain of knowledge, and never wearied of the draught. — Wilkie Collins; Armadale
Yes, it can.
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A Library Slide
We love this wooden slide that is slotted into a combined staircase and bookshelf of a house in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea,
Designed by Moon Hoon.
Submitted by Bookshelf Porn reader Jesse Richardson via Colossal.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. — Henri J.M. Nouwen; The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey
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In the city
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I read dead people.
[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them. —
Simon Van Booy