(by Feather Lungs)

Make time to read.

(by Feather Lungs)

Make time to read.

rk2012arts:

RK2012ARTS CHANNEL! WINDOW SHOPPING!

The rare ones.

youngadultatbooktopia:

Read and live!

Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn’t worth re-reading.
Susan Sontag

Audrey photographed by Mark Shaw 1953

Audrey photographed by Mark Shaw 1953

latimes:

Escaping the city for the middle of nowhere, with tens of thousands of books

Partners for 35 years, Polly Hinds and Lynda German left Denver thirteen years ago in search of a quieter life, and they found it in isolated Sweetwater Station, Wyoming.

Not content to keep busy with the upkeep of dozens of farm animals, the two started a mammoth rare book store, with 70,000 titles up for sale. 

Their hands filthy from chores, the two veteran booksellers carry armloads of hard-bound volumes, careful not to dirty the historical tomes and two Zane Grey works of fiction, “The Last Ranger” and “Last of the Great Scouts.” The words scrawled in red on a storage shed explain the contrast: “BOOKS FOR SALE.”

Thirteen years ago, the pair fled Denver following a bizarre altercation with police, looking for a quieter life. They found it here on a deserted ranch 40 miles from the nearest store…

Read the full story from reporter John M. Glionna here.

Photos: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live us many more lives and as many kind of lives as we wish.
S.I. Hayakawa

varietas:

Tullio Pericoli: Jorge Luis Borges / Anton Chekhov/ Franz Kafka / Robert Musil / Marcel Proust / Virginia Woolf / Italo Calvino / Samuel Beckett / James Joyce /  Albert Einstein 

(more here and here)

Writers

myrtale:

Cuypersbibliotheek, 1960

myrtale:

Cuypersbibliotheek, 1960

Me with a small portion of my family.

Me with a small portion of my family.

[T]hat I could find company and consolation and hope in an object pulled almost at random from a bookshelf—felt akin to an instance of religious grace.
Jonathan Franzen; How to Be Alone
This is true. Especially if they don’t have one.

This is true. Especially if they don’t have one.

"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