yesterday i went to a ‘correspondents meeting’ hosted by a customer i had connected with while working at barnes and noble over our love of Gone with the Wind. after a while we exchanged home addresses and send each other occasional cards. at this meeting i was the youngest person by far but didn’t really feel out of place. i sat next to a houston furniture designer to my right and an ex-merchant marine on my left. just a morning gathering of seven people who didn’t know each other but had one thing in common, our correspondence with gordon.
read books, write letters! they are both extraordinary things.
It was an irresistible novelty having a conversation about books with a stranger.
Jaclyn Dolamore, Between the Sea and Sky (via larien-vardamir-arcamonel)
“After a successful pilot program, McDonald’s has pledged to distribute 15 million books in England over the next two years. In its Happy Meals. Instead of toys.”
Then they call toys “brightly-colored plastic gee-gaws.”
SO COOL though. Do you think it would work in the U.S.? (via Penguin Press)
I could especially use the second from the top. Things that keep me up at night.
These would be the books on my nightstand if only they existed.
Penguin First edition published in 1971.
Cover illustration by Milton Glaser.
SBN 14 003224 X
Penguin English Library.
All of these will fit in my stocking, right? HINT.
F. Scott Fitzgerald died on this day in 1940, aged forty-four.
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Camp Followers’ Guide edited by Niles Chignon. 1965. Designed by Milton Glaser and the entire Push Pin staff.