I think I know what’s in here!

I know that I’m really lucky to have parents who are willing to feed my insatiable need for literature. Luckily we live close to a Powell’s books so you can get lots of old, used paperbacks for super cheap.

These old tomes keep me company at work.

Now you have to tell us which library! I used to study in a carrell on the top floor of Sterling Memorial Library in New Haven. The books on the nearest shelves were a set of medical journals from the 1690s. They were original

Genius! The Bookmark Shelf

If i didn’t care about the bindings of my books, i could see this being useful for right next to my bed. That way, i wouldn’t have to necessarily have a night stand =P Since that’s about all i use it for is holding

“Nothing Wrong…” – Muhammad Ali

I don’t know why you’re getting downvoted. You’re right. Repeated head trauma is a major factor in contracting Parkinson’s and Ali’s is considered caused by the amount of blows to the head he’s taken. It’s the biggest health risk of being a boxer. The

Some of my books (close-ups in comments)

Book shelves contain all kinds of books, not just one’s that have already been read. Like Calvino’s bookstore in ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller’, a good bookshelf should always include: – books I have read in their entirey – books that I

Always in the best company at work.

We are a university and heritage library with a very wide range from modern prints to incunabulae and manuscripts. But also poster, photographs, architectural plans, letters, maps, ephemerea and much much more. Because the collection dates back to the time of the confiscation of

Amazing Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

I disagree with the comments about non e-books being just ink and paper. I know e-books helps those who, for whatever reason, don’t have access to traditional books. However a photo inside an old library has a love of knowlege and a beauty that

“The truth is like a lion…” –Augustine of Hippo

The work by Saint Augustine of Hippo called “Confessions” houses one of my favorite paragraphs in the vast amount of literature that I’ve been lucky enough to become acquainted with. He beautifully describes the darkness found in his heart after the loss of a