Whenever I’m on a plane or a subway or train and I see someone nose-deep in a...– The New Yorker <3 (via housingworksbookstore)
distantheartbeats asked: Hey Jason, thanks for the compliment on my blog. I didn't answer your question ask an ask because I knew I was doing an end of year list. I posted it today, if you want to have a look :)
Distant Heartbeats: Book Review: A Heartbreaking... →
Book #10 (I’ve been reading like my life depends on it these past few weeks) “How lame this is, how small, terrible. Or maybe it is beautiful. I can’t decide if what I am doing is beautiful and noble and right, or small and disgusting. I want to be doing something beautiful, but am afraid… A review of my favorite book, ever, from a great fellow Tumblr-er.
In the ideal public library, we are all readers of the ‘middling...– Matthew Battles, Library: An Unquiet History
Once again, this is me asking you to recommend my... →
All Media is Social →
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its...– Roald Dahl (via libraryland)
New Year Book Suggestions, Please!
It’s the time of year when I buy most of my books. Do you all have any suggestions for a book I should purchase with my Christmas cash?
I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for...– L.M. Montgomery (via starsmending)
Today the sight that discourages book people most is to walk into a public...– Larry McMurtry, Books: A Memoir, p. 221
‘The problem with the Internet is that it gives you everything, reliable...– Basbanes, N. A. (2003). A splendor of letters: The permanence of books in an impermanent world. New York: HarperCollins.
Everyone loves libraries, but library workers can’t live on love alone. Just ask...– The American Library Association (via librarianista)
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I have no feelings of guilt regarding the books I have not read and perhaps will...– Alberto Manguel (via housingworksbookstore)
schubertiads: Coventry Carol (string quartet...
Books, we are told, are a half-millennium-old technology on the cusp of being...
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A Defense of Pagination →
The word “information” has grown urgent and problematic—a signpost seen...– James Gleick, The Information Palace (via nybooks)
The librarian of today, and it will be true still more of the librarians of...– William Osler (via librarianista)
Trust in the survival of the word, as well as the urge to destroy it, is as old...– Alberto Manguel
The physical book is never more than an ingenious and often beautiful cipher by...– Archibald MacLeish
For the first time in the history of human communication, access to huge...– Basbanes, N. A. (2003). A splendor of letters: The permanence of books in an impermanent world. New York: HarperCollins, pp. 20-21.
A book is tremendously important. Nobody ever paid for the price of a book, they...– Louis I. Kahn