Oh, I thought the readers would be able to read English, since there where so many books in English there. Reading the book in German then would be absurd. The original language is always better, especially when you’re reading Wilde. But someone who can’t
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They should put a room like this into the International Space Station and send us there when we become immortal. Then my vision of heaven will be realized 🙂
Yes, I know that feeling. I work in a library too. In front of me is an early printed book from 1505 with all the initials handpainted in bright red and blue. I nearly fainted. 🙂
me too..its in the house somewhere? that cover made me click the link straight away, i never took my copy back to school (read it in English Lit. as an 11 yr old). Great book. Great find. Unread….How??
This was one of my absolute favorite places on campus when I was a student there. I would spend significant parts of my day on the leather couches by the windows that you can see across from the main entrance. I think that I
I think he is saying that the library picture is from the East, as in, from the East coast. This is from the University Club in New York.
http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2013/11/10/banned-books-awareness-lord-of-the-flies/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughterhouse-Five#Censorship_controversy According to the American Library Association, The Great Gatsby was: “Challenged at the Baptist College in Charleston, SC (1987) because of ‘language and sexual references in the book.'”
They’re for people who want to collect books but can’t afford the truly fine-presses like Arion or Barbarian which can run into the thousands, nor want the mundane hardbacks you get in every store. The mistake I think most people tend to make is
I’m listening to this nearly 53 hour version on Audible, and it’s quite enjoyable so far. The reading is quite dramatic, with an excellent variety of voices used to keep the characters distinct and memorable. http://www.audible.com/pd/Classics/The-Count-of-Monte-Cristo-Audiobook/B005GFQ5WQ
That is a freaking sweet Egyptology shelf. Were the Howard Carters hard to find? I have a cheapy paperback version, those vintage hardcovers look great.
“Your friend’s library has nothing on my calibre library!” – no one ever Herein lies my problem with my kindle – I love having all the books in the world at my fingertips, and taking hundreds of books around using barely any bag space.
I stopped by here when I visited Vancouver years ago. Very cool building, and it even had a little “food court” area outside of the library itself. Useless fact for the day: the library appears in the background in Season 1 of BSG. (Other
Alright, I got such a good response I figured I’d show off a little more about this book. Here’s the album of illustrations from the first volume of the book. If I get a good response and I have the time today I’ll put
I love messing around with the order of my books, and I had them this way for a while. It was actually surprisingly easy to find things, since I can usually picture a book that I’ve read pretty easily, and it ended up grouping
I have the exact same shelf and I use mine for my books too! Also, you have a great collection there.
A couple years ago, due to a canceled flight, I was stuck at Dartmouth. I spent the day in this room reading. It was nice. [This is the outside of the building](http://0.tqn.com/d/collegeapps/1/0/9/I/-/-/baker-tower-dartmouth.jpg)
If he wants a replacement they are to be found on eBay. This is actually a photo from an eBay listing my work put up. Didn’t mention it in the title because I didn’t want it to seem like I’m shilling for them. I
* [Leonard Cohen](http://youtu.be/YrLk4vdY28Q) * [Jeff Buckley](http://youtu.be/y8AWFf7EAc4) * [Rufus Wainwright](http://youtu.be/LQK4YfiPj1Q) I’m still waiting on a female performance of this song that I enjoy. Sigh.
Glad to see the Campbell front and center. He truly loved Joyce and without him and dont think I could loved/understood as much as I have. An absolutely essential book in the Joyce canon (along with his taped lecture series which is sadly hard
Oh one of our favorite book stores ever was a small place like this in Tenby, in Wales. It was run by a crazy old guy who clearly had plenty of money from somewhere else, since the shop was open maybe 3 days a
I just had a private tour of the rare books collection at the Library of Congress where this is stored (it was one of the things they took out to display). None of the curators or librarians used any gloves and they opened the
I’ve never been fortunate enough to find an autographed book in a used store. But I find writing a lot from it being given as a gift…Which is sometimes sad and makes me wonder why they gave it away. 🙁
Starting in the late 80ies they just started publishing some of the books in colored bindings. In the beginning usually special issues of classic texts, dressed in their movie posters, etc. Since the 90ies the colorful bookcovers are used for small, cheap anthologies which
This dude was pretty interesting; Minister of Justice, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, exiled to Holland for 15 years after the Second Bourbon Restoration. Nice find!