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"The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more."

— Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head (via observando)

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"I love books. Take that book you’re holding! It looks ill-written, ill-conceived, full of bad ideas expressed badly - I bet it lacks narrative arcs and an appreciation for the flow of language. It looks like the worst book in the history of books! But here’s the thing - it’s still a book. And I love books. So, you do not deserve to even hold it."

Tamika Flynn

Welcome to Night Vale

Episode 49 - Old Oak Doors Part A

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marlessa:

Magnificent book cabinet in the Château de Chantilly 

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gothiccharmschool:

Oh, these are lovely.

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"I think putting books away for a living has altered my perception of books. I think of them as pretty object more than content holders."

greenwickpress

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Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.

-Stephen King

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If you read books you won’t get a venereal disease.

lolmythesis:

Modern History, University of St Andrews

'Reading Behind the Front Lines: British Soldier Reading Experience in the First World War' 

the-whimsical-raven:

Books and kitties!!!!:D

the-whimsical-raven:

Books and kitties!!!!:D

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Tags: Art Books

leslieseuffert:

House of Ismay

House of Ismay offers since 2008 brooches using old book pages retrieved, cut and pasted in various forms, corresponding with the talent original books at the image of “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck.

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Accessible in the library’s Elihu Reading Room, the book, entitled “Practicarum quaestionum circa leges regias…,” looks old but otherwise ordinary.

Delicate, stiff, and with wrinkled edges, the skin’s coloring is a subdued yellow, with sporadic brown and black splotches like an old banana. The skin is not covered in hair or marked by tattoos—except for a “Harvard Law Library” branding on its spine. Nothing about it shouts “human flesh” to the untrained eye.

The book’s 794th and final page includes an inscription in purple cursive: “the bynding of this booke is all that remains of my dear friende Jonas Wright, who was flayed alive by the Wavuma on the Fourth Day of August, 1632. King Mbesa did give me the book, it being one of poore Jonas chiefe possessions, together with ample of his skin to bynd it. Requiescat in pace.”

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— Remember the good old days when books were, on occasion, bound in human skin? Here is an article on some that Harvard discovered on their library shelves. (via johndonne)

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