Posted to Facebook by Michael Wilson, via World Literature Today
The article featuring these ten stores calls them “beautiful,” but that’s certainly debatable. Not debatable is the fact that these unusual-in-on-way-or-another bookstores are worth a visit if you happen to be in the area where they’re located. Some of these are The Usual Suspects, but a few of them are new to me.
Found via a Facebook post by The Goodwill Librarian via TheCultureTrip.com
Illustrated instructions for creating this bookish clock are posted at the For Book Addicts blog.
You’d need a fairly big wall to display this at home, but the idea also seems rather perfect for installing in a branch library.
And it seems like the idea would work just fine if, instead of mounting actual books on the wall, you used just the book jackets.
From Thomas Wolfe’s novel Look Homeward, Angel:
Posted at For Reading Addicts;
found via Atlanta-based retired librarian Tom Budlong’s posting to Facebook
It was over five years ago that I first stumbled onto a fellow booklover’s step-by-step account of how she and her husband (who live in the Philippines) turned an empty room in their abode into an attractive and inviting home library.
At the time, I left a comment on Wanda’s blog, promising to post a link at The Atlanta Booklover’s Blog to her charming and excellently documented saga.
Reader, I forgot to do that!
This morning, I serendipitously re-stumbled upon Wanda’s blogpost and I am hereby belatedly (to put it mildly!) making good on my original resolve to showcase Wanda’s do-it-yourself home library creation project.
Five years later, Wanda is still blogging about her bookloving activities. She regularly posts photos and reviews of various bookish products – nifty bookmarks, reading-themed jewelry, etc.- as well as (among other things) reviews of the books she’s finished reading.
Thanks again, Wanda, for your excellent blogpost about how one booklover created a bright, comfy reading spot – and Long Live The Yellow Library!
The British Library has created a searchable blog that displays randomly-selected examples of a million (!) nifty illustrations and ornaments from the Library’s vast and venerable book collection.
Found via an email from the Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet’s Carol Gray; she found it at the calligraphy blog Painted Speech
Confirmed booklover Patrick Kurp, a prolific and articulate blogger, writes at Anecdotal Evidence:
“We live autobiographically through our books,…and we don’t feel the same way about our furniture or neckties. More than an aggregation of paper and ink, our books constitute a surrogate self; sculpted, not merely accreted, a whole reassuringly greater than its parts.”
Amen to that.
Read the rest of Patrick’s thoughtful reverie on the inevitable fate of every personal library.