1. wordpainting:

On several levels - love of a book and love of someone who also loves books.

    wordpainting:

    On several levels - love of a book and love of someone who also loves books.

    (Source: discerningmedia)

  2. read-tea-breathe:

happens all the time

    read-tea-breathe:

    happens all the time

    (via malapropsbookstore)

  3. teachingliteracy:

thisoldhouse
  4. Young George Whitman
Founder of Shakespeare & Company

    Young George Whitman
    Founder of Shakespeare & Company

  5. "I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket."
    Ernest Hemingway (via ilovereadingandwriting)
  6. Shakespeare & Company

    Shakespeare & Company

  7. teachingliteracy:

reading space.

    teachingliteracy:

    reading space.

    (Source: notmybeautifulhome, via aquieterstorm)

  8. littledallilasbookshelf:

cozy antiquarian bookstore by Stephen Coles on Flickr.

About

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. (Harper Lee)

I nearly always write, just as I nearly always breathe.
(John Steinbeck)

When I don’t write, I feel my world shrinking. I feel I am in a prison. I feel I lose my fire and my color. It should be a necessity, as the sea needs to heave, and I call it breathing.
(Anaïs Nin)

With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw its fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy.
(Haruki Murakami)

I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
(Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

He loved a book because it was a book; he loved its odor, its form, its title. What he loved in a manuscript was its old illegible date, the bizarre and strange Gothic characters, the heavy gilding which loaded its drawings. It was its pages covered with dust — dust of which he breathed the sweet and tender perfume with delight.
(Gustave Flaubert)

I whispered the thrilling words to myself, then lifted the book to my nose and breathed the ink from its pages. The scent of possibilities.
(Kate Morton)



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