There’s all of heaven and earth in a book, a real book

The title of this post just says it all, doesn’t it?  Remember to read and purchase books, and give them as gifts, often and in multiples.  I recently sent my nephew a number of books written by C.S. Lewis, including The Screwtape Letters.  And I can’t wait to see my aunt with her gift, a copy of Stephen N. Fliegel’s, A higher contemplation: sacred meaning in the Christian art of the Middle Ages.  A great read.

“When you sell a person a book you don’t just sell twelve ounce of paper and ink and glue—you sell a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea by night—there’s all of heaven and earth in a book, a real book.”

—Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

Quotation from The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch

On life without books:

 “…I simply could not imagine a life without books and words and the smell of paper…”

On giving away books:

 “Love expressed through a thoughtfully chosen book lingers, along with the memory of its imparted wisdom. Giving up the physical item doesn’t sever anything. As for that beloved childhood copy of Charlotte’s Web, where do Fern and Wilbur live: on the page, or in your heart?”

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One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Donna
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 15:46:53

    “My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” – attributed to Abraham Lincoln. I couldn’t agree more.


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