macteenbooks:


Reading and walking is a skill all book lovers have mastered. 

macteenbooks:

Reading and walking is a skill all book lovers have mastered. 

My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.
John Waters  (via detailsdetales)

missliteraryali:

Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

chrisriddellblog:

Leather bound volumes.

chrisriddellblog:

Leather bound volumes.

Under $30 book (and dvd) haul from the blessed Half Price Books - mostly clearance section, and I had a 15% off coupon. The books alone were under $25.
1 book (that I still haven’t read) by a favourite author
4 books from the Edge Chronicles
2 books from the Spiderwick Chronicles
3 books I’d never heard of, but they were $1 or $2 and hardcover so I thought, what the heck, they could be interesting.
3 vintage books: 2 fiction (Lorna Doone, Toilers of the Sea), 1 flower guide with colour plates
1 book full of poetry and stories about witches (I’m already eager for Halloween)
And season 10 of Stargate SG1 - the only one I didn’t have yet - for only $6.
GODS I love this place.

Under $30 book (and dvd) haul from the blessed Half Price Books - mostly clearance section, and I had a 15% off coupon. The books alone were under $25.

  • 1 book (that I still haven’t read) by a favourite author
  • 4 books from the Edge Chronicles
  • 2 books from the Spiderwick Chronicles
  • 3 books I’d never heard of, but they were $1 or $2 and hardcover so I thought, what the heck, they could be interesting.
  • 3 vintage books: 2 fiction (Lorna Doone, Toilers of the Sea), 1 flower guide with colour plates
  • 1 book full of poetry and stories about witches (I’m already eager for Halloween)
  • And season 10 of Stargate SG1 - the only one I didn’t have yet - for only $6.

GODS I love this place.

literatureloveaffair:

Stories are wild creatures … When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak? 
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

literatureloveaffair:

Stories are wild creatures … When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak? 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

erikkwakkel:

Sleeping beauties

Resting, that is what these old books appear to be doing. And they deserve it. The volumes date from the 17th and 18th centuries and have been on these shelves for several hundreds of years. They are part of York Cathedral Library and occupy a packed room (Pic 5) just adjacent to a larger reading room. When I visited the place, last week, I found myself whispering and walking slowly, so as not to wake them. These images transmit, I hope, some of the magic that hangs in the air: the red and green shine of leather bindings mixed with the distinct musky smell of old books.

Pics (my own): York Minster Library, established precisely 600 years ago this year. More about the library here.

disney ladies + books

erikkwakkel:

Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

Um. I’m not the only one who sees the Fourth Doctor there, right? Right?

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with