A favorite quote, p. 409 in my edition (Vintage 1969 [Knopf 1927]): Mynheer Peeperkorn: >I repeat, that therein lies our duty, our sacred duty to feel. Feeling, you understand, is the masculine force that rouses life. Life slumbers. It needs to be roused, to
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I am not seeing anyone seriously, but even if I was, the idea of “our books” instead of “my books” is completely alien to me. It would be opening up the most special and personal thing about me to another human being. The way
FYI, this edition of *Gatsby* is cheaper from [Better World Books](http://www.betterworldbooks.com/the-great-gatsby-f-scott-fitzgerald-id-9780141194059.aspx) than it is from Amazon. Plus you get free shipping. Plus you support a good cause. They probably have the other books too, didn’t check.
Oh, it’s real. Here’s one from another [angle.](http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/1×8580011/czech_republic_prague_municipal_library_mestska_226psc01594.jpg)
As a bookseller I have mixed feelings about this. Kindles are fine for novels and other things things that are only read sequentially. They suck for references. They are really slow to navigate, and you can’t have enough links to overcome this. Their formating
It’s an awesome book shop. They also have books in boats. And lots of cats. The humidity doesn’t seem to affect the books (or cats) much. [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/VkTAWw8.jpg) ETA books in boats.
I would not want kids anywhere near this. Imagine someone bumping into this, or throwing a ball at it… Also the glass handrails. Note to self: Never have kids for the sake of having marvelous bookshelves.
oh, thanks about the subreddit. Actually this isn’t the complete haul as I also bought a bunch of children’s books for the kids. Cheap too. All together, it was around 46 books and everything was $30. I joined “Fantasy and Science Fiction” course in
No, unfortunately I don’t think they usually allow photography (since my photos from that trip did not include the interior of the library), so this was taken by someone else. Though in all fairness, white balance doesn’t always have to be at its ideal
Instead of the hard top, it should be filled with a firm “lovesac” that fits the space, with padding covering the edges (but would still look nice, of course). Also it should be long enough for me to be lie down in. THEN I
A lot of places don’t use gloves actually, since the lack of fine tactile response between your fingers and the page makes it really easy to accidentally tear pages, and unless you just ate some fried chicken the oils on your fingers aren’t actually
I been there! its good, lots of books new and used, kind of pricey, coffee shop. theres a cute cat that chills around.
Great picture, it was eerie how accurate a lot of the science that it would take to actually get to the moon was in that book.
I absolutely have an obsession with art done with books. I saw one in a local book shop when I was 6. I had no idea what the book was about, but I had to read it because the carving they created got the
I don’t know where you get “dismissive.” I was commenting on how I imagine it went down. A photo of the result of bombing is much less interesting than if you grab a passing pedestrian and insert them in the composition. Or she may
I was just joking, I did upvote it because I think the archway is awesome. On the internet things don’t always come across as I mean them.
In local book-store. You can buy the book only from two authors. Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, of course. Titles of some of the books: Kim Il Sung: “On Juche in our revolution” Kim Jong Il: “For the victory of the socialist case” Kim
Because as you slid all of the books and shelf further away as you added more, you wouldn’t just be adding weight, but increasing the torque. Of course I did go on to say somewhere that that tick of solid wood should hold.
The book contains three seperate parts in one volume. That explains in part why it is such a large book. It’s a compendium or index of Roman and canon law (or church law) written in Latin. Johannes Bertachinus is the latanised form of Giovanni
I love it, but it’s not for everyone. I usually recommend it to people who are looking for what a non-capitalist or anarchist society would look like but also to people who are just interested in a book written in an interesting way. The
Packing my library. This is always an exercise in provoking chaos out of order. With each book pulled off the shelf comes a torrent of memories: a city, an age, a bookshop, and the people around me while I was reading. Handling these books,
I’ve decided that it may be time to start a bucket list: 1) Visit Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. 2) Get excessively drunk in an authentic Irish pub. 3) Start a real, live bar fight and join in if celtic folk rock is
For those of you interested in looking more closesly: * [Abagnale to Gaiman](http://i.imgur.com/gS7t1.jpg) * [Gaiman to Keyes](http://i.imgur.com/3qnGF.jpg) * [King to Robotham](http://i.imgur.com/joiYY.jpg) * [Rothfuss to Zelazny (plus anthologies & YA)](http://i.imgur.com/Gb1Y3.jpg) * [Comics & Mass Market Paperbacks](http://i.imgur.com/sdN9K.jpg) Mostly fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and thrillers. And since I’m
A funny little squeaky sound involuntarily came from my throat when I laid eyes on this. This is almost an exact twin to the ideal library I have in my head.