7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries
With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;
- Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
- University Club Library – New York City
- Admont Abbey Library – Austria
- Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
- Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
- Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa
Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.
This is a wonderful set. I wish United States-based public library administrators and zeitgeist-setters would pay special attention to the Bradbury and Twain quotes. The dumbing-down and de-archiving of public library collections in this country is making it harder for someone to use the library to give themselves an education in anything beyond pop culture, current news, and what it takes to be a good employee (not a good thinker, or a good person, or a good citizen), and is rapidly eroding our collective memory.
Bookstores Unite and Take Over
It’s been said that a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. And as any book lover will tell you, the only thing better than a book is a shelf of books, and the only thing better than that is a room full of bookshelves. But there’s something about the confluence of people in the bookstore space, milling between those shelves — customers and staff — that matters just as much. As part of our Naked Bookseller Program, LARB is proud to open its tumblr for its first-ever Bookstore Takeover, where an independent book seller gets to tell its story through pictures, film, and, lest we forget, words.
Thanks as always to our current bookstore partners: City Lights (San Francisco, CA), Green Apple (San Francisco, CA), Iconoclast (Ketchum, ID), Readers (Sonoma, CA), Word (Brooklyn, NY), and Skylight Books (our local bookstore in LA, which is helping launch the program today).
Through our Naked Booksellers Program, we want to collaborate with bookstores to tell their stories, and help broaden their website’s reach so that fans of a store who may not necessarily even live in the same town can still support it.Yes people, believe it or not, bookstores have websites, and inside those websites are books you can order.