Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Loving books (this summer)!

Anyone who has a book collection and a garden wants for nothing. ~ Cicero


"I should have thought," said Gilbert, "that life in a bookshop would be delightfully tranquil."

"Far from it.  Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives.  Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world - the brains of men. (...) 
Printers ink has been running a race against gun powder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gun powder in half a second while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

                            The Haunted Bookshop
                                Christopher Morley

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