Surreal Images Featuring Books

Surreal book painting

BookishBuzz recently posted 15 images of books depicted in surreal ways.

Found at BookishBuzz’s Facebook page


A Delightful Romp through Pinterest’s Bookish Boards

Girl at Bookshelf imageOver at the always-fabulous Book Riot, Becky Cole has assembled links to  (and helpfully described) 15 collections of bookish images created by bookloving users of the wildly popular – and image-collection site – and notorious time-sink – Pinterest. Readers of Becky’s post provide links to several additional bookish Pinteret collections.

Thank you, Becky, for steering your fellow booklovers toward many hours of pleasant wallowing in such photogenic bibliophilic pastures!

Found posted to Facebook by Eat Sleep Read



Bookishness at Pinterest

Love_is_in_the_books_by_mms92We’ve mentioned some of these book-related Pinterest sites previously, but BookRiot has posted another (and more recent) roundup of Pinterest sites that focus on book-loving, reading, libraries, bookstores, and the like.

One of our personal favorites: An Author’s Habitat (candid photos of writers, some of them at their desks, others showing them doing other things, like lounging at somebody’s swimming pool…).

Fair warning: you could spend hours looking at these wonderful images!

Bookish Quotation du Jour

Conyers, Georgia-based “antediluvian, bibliomaniac, and curmudgeon” blogger Michael Gilleland recently posted this wonderful image and this wonderful quotation at the wonderful Laudator Temporis Acti:

“[T]here is nothing more fit to be looked at than the outside of a book. It is, as I may say from repeated experience, a pure and unmixed pleasure to have a goodly volume lying before you, and to know that you may open it if you please, and need not open it unless you please. It is a resource against ennui, if ennui should come upon you. To have the resource and not to feel the ennui, to enjoy your bottle in the present, and your book in the indefinite future, is a delightful condition of human existence.”

The quotation is from Thomas Love Peacock’s Crochet Castle (1831). The painting is Claude Raguet Hirst’s Companions (c. 1895)