What better place to make out than among books?

What better place to make out than among books?

aseariel:

John King used book store in Detroit, MI. Four floors of bookish goodness, including the occasional first edition or signed copy. This location used to be a glove factory.

Support your local bookstore.

Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
Marcel Proust
theparisreview:


“I would like to raise my own din now and joyfully proclaim on the 60th Anniversary of the founding of City Lights: HELL YES, WE’RE STILL HERE, AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY!… City Lights was founded in 1953, the brainchild of a poet and pacifist and an anarchist. The goal was to create a literary meeting place, where those who might be looking for an alternative to the consumerism and conformism of the time could find inspiration and a place to encounter others who were seeking it, too… It seems we have come full circle in our mission…The goal was never to turn a profit, publishing and selling books in order to line some fatcat’s pockets, rather, the point was always to awaken and inspire, to sound the alarm against the deepening consumerist slumber and the violence of capitalism run amok. Books offer keys to visions and revelations, and a bookstore offers a place to encounter a community of others who might share them. That is why we’re still here, because there is a real and potent value in that.”

Congratulations to our West Coast friends City Lights Bookstore, who celebrated sixty years yesterday.

My favorite independent bookstore! Congrats on 60 years of life. Support your local bookstore.

theparisreview:

“I would like to raise my own din now and joyfully proclaim on the 60th Anniversary of the founding of City Lights: HELL YES, WE’RE STILL HERE, AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY!… City Lights was founded in 1953, the brainchild of a poet and pacifist and an anarchist. The goal was to create a literary meeting place, where those who might be looking for an alternative to the consumerism and conformism of the time could find inspiration and a place to encounter others who were seeking it, too… It seems we have come full circle in our mission…The goal was never to turn a profit, publishing and selling books in order to line some fatcat’s pockets, rather, the point was always to awaken and inspire, to sound the alarm against the deepening consumerist slumber and the violence of capitalism run amok. Books offer keys to visions and revelations, and a bookstore offers a place to encounter a community of others who might share them. That is why we’re still here, because there is a real and potent value in that.”

Congratulations to our West Coast friends City Lights Bookstore, who celebrated sixty years yesterday.

My favorite independent bookstore! Congrats on 60 years of life. Support your local bookstore.

I never tell myself, “Put down the book and go do something else.” Ever.

I never tell myself, “Put down the book and go do something else.” Ever.

Over the years, I’ve found one rule. It is the only one I give on those occasions when I talk about writing. A simple rule. If you tell yourself you are going to be at your desk tomorrow, you are by that declaration asking your unconscious to prepare the material. You are, in effect, contracting to pick up such valuables at a given time. Count on me, you are saying to a few forces below: I will be there to write.
Norman Mailer (via marynelson8)

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brightsizelifekr:

Maybe You’ll Be There - Diana Krall [Live in Paris]

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It’s just one of those days.

travelingbookgirl:

This bookstore opens in three minutes…check out the line. Promising? We’ll see

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A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Umberto Eco

desperately seeking smelly old books: First editions, signed copies, awesome selection, Oh My! Oak Tree Books-Tulsa, OK

travelingbookgirl:

imageIt’s a pretty good sign I’m going to do some damage to the magnetic strip on my debit card (okay, the funds related to said strip) when it takes me almost half an hour to browse the shelves at the entrance of a bookstore.

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imageI’m not a huge LOTR fan, I’ve only read The Hobbit, but I want…

Support your local bookstore.

awritersruminations:

I read poems. I write. That is my destiny. Standing on the edge of the cliff about to fall into the abyss, I remember who I am. I am a young poet, a writer. I am here to make words. I have the power to pull myself back from death—to keep myself alive.

—bell hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood

I can completely relate.

I can completely relate.