“Don’t throw out your books. Donate them.”
The definition of a second-hand bookshop.
"Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack."Virginia Woolf (via wordpainting)
The librarian in the tuna casserole.
"If you feel … that well-read people are less likely to be evil, and a world full of people sitting quietly with good books in their hands is preferable to world filled with schisms and sirens and other noisy and troublesome things, then every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, ‘The world is quiet here,’ as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good."Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope (via for-beatrice-forever-ago)
I wanted to share this with all of you . Today of all days, I visited the Library and found not one but two John Green books, inside one of these books (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) I found these lovely sticky note affirmations. it made my day and I will certainly be sending my own sticky note when I finish the book.
A Presidential love letter to Libraries during National Library Week. Pictured here is President Ford’s 1976 message honoring libraries and librarians.
“In the finest American tradition, our public libraries offer all our citizens a chance to improve themselves and to broaden their horizons.”
-from the Ford Presidential Library
Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind.
“About ten days after the troops entered [Basra], the library was completely burnt down. We carried about 30,000 books to the restaurant and to our homes. Then, we transferred them from the restaurant to our homes in my own car and in cars belonging to the employees. Most of these books and manuscripts were rare and important ones. Regrettably, we lost a lot of books in the fire,” she said.
Our thanks to fellow book lovers at Feiwel & Friends for sharing such a great quote. Bonus points that the great quote is from Nathan Fillion!
Source: Unshelved, 8/23/03
YOU’RE OVERDUE BITCH
If anyone knows where this meme comes from, I’d love a link.
"Libraries have also served as community hubs, places where the curious, the scholarly, and the intellectually excitable could gather in the company of one another, surrounded by untold information-wealth…"
Wise words from Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow.
(we particularly enjoyed that he facepalmed an imaginary Mr. Blowhard, who believes the Internet has replaced the Library)