Posts tagged books

Great article on the ever-growing importance of bookstores!

Be sure and check the online independent bookstores too …like www.PaperTownBooks.com

artesens:

Illustration, c. 1912
Karl A. Wilke

artesens:

Illustration, c. 1912

Karl A. Wilke

"Fall into a great book."

"Fall into a great book."

Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.
Paul Auster; The Brooklyn Follies
meganisreading:

Vintage bookstore photos courtesy of Flavorwire.

meganisreading:

Vintage bookstore photos courtesy of Flavorwire.

focus-damnit:

(via Somewhere I would like to live)

Cozy reading spot
booklover:

(via booktumbling)

Hello book … please take me away.

booklover:

(via booktumbling)

Hello book … please take me away.

I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.
                                                        — George R.R. Martin 
booklover:

(via booktumbling)

Make time to read.

booklover:

(via booktumbling)

Make time to read.

booklover:

(by antonarx)

"Anytime is a good time to read"—TBV

booklover:

(by antonarx)

"Anytime is a good time to read"—TBV

mucholderthen:

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

As it turns out, the practice of using human skin to bind books was actually pretty popular during the 17th century. It’s referred to as Anthropodermic bibliopegy and proved pretty common when it came to anatomical textbooks. Medical professionals would often use the flesh of cadavers they’d dissected during their research. Waste not, want not, I suppose.

(Posted at Roadtrippers by Greg Newkirk / 31 March, 2014)

I’m thinking they just discovered Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s book collection …

entropy-everywhere:

Bookstores of Victoria, British Columbia II

Part I

Must. Visit. All.

Books Matter. That’s all I have to say.
TBV