If you have enough physical books, enough money, and enough space in your residence to have a “domestic bookroom”, you may well find How Many Books Does It Take to Make a Place Feel Like Home? fascinating: Mr. Byers1 coined a term — “book-wrapt” — to describe the exhilarating comfort of a well-stocked library. The… Continue reading Domestic bookrooms
Worth a thousand words
Steven Berlin Johnson turns out to be a decent illustrator as well as a good writer and thinker (assuming that’s his hand we’re watching at work in this promo video for his new book): [Via Memex 1.1]
Susan Orlean tells a tale that starts out much like that of many bookworms, of Growing Up in the Library, but her story ends with her reconnecting with libraries later in life, after a long spell when she had both the money and the inclination to buy most of her reading material and ends up… Continue reading Libraries
Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries. Preach, brothers!
Climbing Mount Tsundoku
Over at Tor’s web site, James Nicoll found a sympathetic audience for his thoughts On Acquiring More Books Than It’s Possible to Read: Every new book on the wall, each epub tucked away in my Kobo gives me a delicious tingle of anticipation. Sure, the math says I probably won’t get around to reading any… Continue reading Climbing Mount Tsundoku