"The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable." -Ursula K. Le Guin

(Source: juliettetang)

(Source: maorisakai)

americanlibraryassoc:

"I felt as if I would soon be transported to a magical land, able to read books that would carry me to places I was never able to go. It was a thrill. And that was the beginning of a lifelong experience of not only loving libraries, but living in libraries." - Doris Kearns Goodwin on her love of libraries

(Source: libraryjournal)

Life in a library for ya!

Life in a library for ya!

(Source: onemorechapter11)

bookriot:

Book Riot editor Amanda is a comic newbie, and today, she’s breaking down some of the terminology of the comics — single issue vs. trade vs. graphic novel — world for other new readers. Check it out.

There once was a girl, who had a friend that lived in the shadows. She would remind him how the sun felt on his skin and the air felt like to breathe, and that reminded her that she was still alive.

(Source: scamanders)

"I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them."

(Source: etsy.com)

rejoiceiam:

i have a notebook obsession! 

Nothing wrong with that!

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4tris-divergent:

Better than anything.

4tris-divergent:

Better than anything.

4tris-divergent:

I wish to be something amazing.

thegirlandherbooks:

While I was in Oxford with Stacey and Claire, we went to loads of places. By far my favorite place we visited was The Story Museum. It’s an entire exhibit dedicated to one thing: If you could become your favorite childhood story character, who would you be? I had so much fun there, I wrote a post just about it!