"The things that we have done together and the awful splits that have broken us into war survivals in the past stay like a sort of atmosphere around any house that I inhabit. The good things and the first years together, and the good months that we had two years ago in Montgomery will stay with me forever, and you should feel like I do that they can be renewed, if not in a new spring, then in a new summer. I love you, my darling."

Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Them when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like, just like a captain choosing a stickball team.
Karen Witemeyer

marlessa:

Magnificent book cabinet in the Château de Chantilly 

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workman:

Illustrations of The Lonely Mountain by J.R.R. Tolkien

thomerama:

John Wheatley

Hall’s Book Shop

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John Wheatley

Hall’s Book Shop

A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.
Jane Yolen; Girl in a Cage
Find time to read

Find time to read

Umberto Eco
Born: January 5, 1932 (age 82), Alessandria, Italy
"I think every professor and writer is in some way an exhibitionist because his or her normal activity is a theatrical one. When you give a lesson the situation is the same as writing a book. You have to capture the attention, the complicity of your audience."
“Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.”—Postscript to the Name of the Rose
Happy birthday to one of my favorite writers.

Umberto Eco

Born: January 5, 1932 (age 82), Alessandria, Italy

"I think every professor and writer is in some way an exhibitionist because his or her normal activity is a theatrical one. When you give a lesson the situation is the same as writing a book. You have to capture the attention, the complicity of your audience."

“Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.”—Postscript to the Name of the Rose

Happy birthday to one of my favorite writers.

Books were everywhere in their large apartment. Histories, biographies, novels, studies on Quebec antiques, poetry. Placed in orderly bookcases. Just about every table had at least one book on it, and oftern several magazines. And the weekend newspapers were scattered on the coffee table in the living room, in front of the fireplace. If a visitor was the observant type, and made it further into the apartment to Gamache’s study, he might see the story the books in there told.
Louise Penny; A Trick of the Light
More and more I lived in books, they were my comfort, refuge, addiction, compensation for the humiliations that attended contact with the world outside.
Lorna Sage; Bad Blood

Writers at Work …

1. William Faulkner

2. Susan Sontag

3. J.K. Rowling

4. Anne Sexton

5. John Steinbeck

6. Jack Kerouac

7. George Orwell

8. George Bernard Shaw

9. Stephen King

10. Maya Angelou

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Keep in mind: Without exceptionALL of our common titles (those books that are not collectible or rare) are always between 50% to 70% off their cover price! Visit us at Paper Town Books. Cheers!