“When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.”

Marie de Sevigne, O Magazine, December 2003 (via soldierofink)

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“There were some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things.”

"The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides (via booksturnmugglesintowizards)

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teachingliteracy:

bobbycaputo:

Anna Ladd’s Photographs of Things She’s Said Online But Not Outloud

Photographer Anna Ladd’s poignant series, Things I Told the Internet, But Didn’t Tell My Mom, examines the way that blogging has impacted her life. The Philadelphia-based artist has been sharing her thoughts and feelings via this medium for the past six years, and it’s changed her conception of privacy. Intimate and revealing admissions are made to seemingly countless anonymous people on the web, but has never been talked about in person.

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haruchonns:

「不思議の国のアリス」
ルイス・キャロル/原作 楠 悦郎/翻訳 作場知生/挿絵
1987年 新樹社

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll/original work
Etsuro Kusunoki/translation
Tomomi Sakuba/illustration

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libraryjournal:

librarian-wanderer:

prairielights:

balletbookworm:

What a cake pan library collection looks like.

More cake.

Do they have donut pans?

Of course with those cake pans, you gotta have an oven. Check out these library kitchens: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/06/buildings/lbd/and-the-kitchen-sink-library-by-design/

Oh if only home economics let us store cake tins!

libraryjournal:

librarian-wanderer:

prairielights:

balletbookworm:

What a cake pan library collection looks like.

More cake.

Do they have donut pans?

Of course with those cake pans, you gotta have an oven. Check out these library kitchens: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/06/buildings/lbd/and-the-kitchen-sink-library-by-design/

Oh if only home economics let us store cake tins!

“What kind of life can you have in a house without books?”

Sherman Alexie, Flight (via observando)

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bookporn:

(don’t lend them)

On the plus side not only will JYHS Library lend a book we won’t use any weapons on you!

bookporn:

(don’t lend them)

On the plus side not only will JYHS Library lend a book we won’t use any weapons on you!

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

Vera Nazarian (via bluestockingbookworm)

(Source: taylorbooks, via literatureismyutopia)

nonconcept:

Breathtaking designed bookshelves.
Check my next article on Hashslush. Like, share and give some feedback please. Thank you. Riccardo

nonconcept:

Breathtaking designed bookshelves.

Check my next article on Hashslush. Like, share and give some feedback please. Thank you. Riccardo

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atlasobscura:

Book Mountain - Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

MVRDV designed this unique building near Rotterdam with 9,300 square meters of glass, stairs, and reading material culminating into a wide open reading space at the top, to challenge the intimidating stuffiness of libraries of old.

Featuring a huge glass and timber outer shell, this astounding library is a tiered, five-story structure similar to a pyramid, with books stacked on shelves that wind around brick walls. Quite the spectacle at night, and filled with natural light during the day, the building was meant to symbolize accessibilty to literature and learning. Its beacon-like design and naturally flowing open spaces house over 70,000 books, and the building runs on a graywater system and the racks are made of recycled KLP plastics.

Book Mountain won the Dutch National Wood award in 2012, and is a public library.

Plan a visit to Book Mountain with Atlas Obscura… 

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booksdirect:

"Things I do in my free time."

booksdirect:

"Things I do in my free time."

“This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.”

Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (via rollingbluntwords)

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by checanty:
Taking a nap

by checanty:

Taking a nap

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bookmania:

Have you ever seen a cool museum of bookmarks? As promised, I’m featuring these fancy bookmarks from Bookay-Ukay bookshop in Quezon City, Philippines. Each bookmark is unique. They are all amazing!

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