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whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.

(gawker)

sixpenceee:

For all my fellow bookworms, this book open up in 6 different ways to 6 different books!

sixpenceee:

For all my fellow bookworms, this book open up in 6 different ways to 6 different books!

Imagination doesn’t just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving them, or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. Head teachers would call this escapism, but they would be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful, branch of writing there is. And this is why I don’t, and never would, write Real Books.

Diana Wynne Jones, “Why Don’t You Write Real Books?” (via ballerinaduck)

The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected in the dark sea of time.

Mothafreakin’ Disney’s Gargoyles, Season 2, Episode 4, “A Lighthouse In The Sea of Time.”

I know, right?

(via theirishcowgirl)

Not just “Disney”. A person came up with those words. Let’s not lose the talent, the gifted guy, in the shadow of the corporation, shall we?

The writer’s name is Greg Weisman.

Long live Greg, that shit was amazing.

(via ktempest)

gorgonetta:

wordsbydan:

7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries

With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;

  1. Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
  2. University Club Library – New York City
  3. Admont Abbey Library – Austria
  4. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
  5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
  6. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  7. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa

Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.

This is a wonderful set.  I wish United States-based public library administrators and zeitgeist-setters would pay special attention to the Bradbury and Twain quotes.  The dumbing-down and de-archiving of public library collections in this country is making it harder for someone to use the library to give themselves an education in anything beyond pop culture, current news, and what it takes to be a good employee (not a good thinker, or a good person, or a good citizen), and is rapidly eroding our collective memory.

There are many horrible sights in the multiverse. Somehow, though, to a soul attuned to the subtle rhythms of a library, there are few worse sights than a hole where a book ought to be.
Someone had stolen a book.

Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett, p. 100 (via myprivatelibrary)