paperback library.
She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (via vintageanchorbooks)
cuffucius:

Mommy, Can I stay in, and read tonight????

cuffucius:

Mommy, Can I stay in, and read tonight????

On the door it says what to do to survive
But we were not born to survive
Only to live
W. S. Merwin, from “The River of Bees” (via proustitute)
Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Walker Evans (via cloudsthatsailinheavnalong)

reginasmom:

intimateaff3ction:

It’s happened to all if us

john green should use this as an advertisement for his books

The first book that comes to mind that made me feel like way was Timoleon Vieta Come Home.  It still makes me angry six or seven years later.

retroreverbs:

Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence (Penguin, 1964 edition).

retroreverbs:

Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence (Penguin, 1964 edition).

jellobiafrasays:

4 penguin maigrets (1963 eds.)

booksareeverywhere:


The Book: Worlds in Collision By Immanuel Velikovsky
The Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)

booksareeverywhere:

The Book: Worlds in Collision By Immanuel Velikovsky

The Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)

Jon Stewart, explaining to young people why books are awesome.

uispeccoll:

Follow up from our post last week featuring Autumn, the art and design blog Colossal asked to see all four volumes and posted about them today. These are scientific books on the seasons by Robert Mudie from 1837 and were donated by Charlotte Smith. See it in the catalog: http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/F/?func=find-b&find_code=SYS&local_base=UIOWA&request=002786455

See the post on Colossal! “Secret Fore-edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa”

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