It will probably come as no surprise to you that I am a proud, (library) card-carrying bookworm; I adore the written word. Admittedly, e-books are convenient when you have limited space in your carry on, and audio books have been my companions on many a road trip, but for me, nothing quite beats the visceral experience of cracking open a good old-fashioned printed book. This week is National Library Week so here’s my homage to the written and printed word, starting with some magnificent books from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Audubon’s illustrated The Birds of America…
…and the Bard’s First Folio.
My worn, dog-eared, much loved and well-travelled copy of ‘Travels with Charley’ that was a gift from a friend to accompany me on a mammoth road trip around the US.
Occupy Wall Street’s collection of books in Zuccotti Park…
… and a collection of books from the founding fathers of the US at Independence Hall in Philly.
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There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. – Marcel Proust
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. – P. J. O’Rourke