“i love reading books about people who love reading books” me (via freshume)

(via about-books-and-dreams)


Anonymous said: How many books must a man buy a girl before they may date and live happily ever after?



Got it? Good. 

Excited for tonight!

Excited for tonight!


Expectations, Library


I was searching for a DVD for a group of younger high school boys when I overheard this conversation between them:

Boy 1 [looking up at our skylight]: “Why do all libraries have tall ceilings?”

Boy 2: “Because libraries are cool.”

Boy 1: “Yeah, libraries are pretty cool places.”

Boy 2: “They’re cooler than people expect them to be.”


Star Wars? Fake!


A young boy approached the front desk. He comes into the library regularly and is ahead of his age in maturity. He wanted to know where he could find Star Wars books. We have quite a few fiction but also non-fiction Star Wars books. The non-fiction can be about the history and making of Star Wars.

Me: “Are you interested in fiction or non-fiction?”

Boy [long pause, with serious expression]: ”You do realize that Star Wars is fake right?”

(via the-library-lady)

“If someone reads fewer books than you do, it does not make them less intelligent than you. It does not even make them a worse reader. If someone reads different types of books than you do, it doesn’t make them a bad reader, either. It just means they are a different human being than you.” from Pages Ain’t Nothing But a Number (or, Let’s All Stop Judging People By How Much They Read) by Jill Guccini (via bookriot)

(via bibliophilefiles)


Jokes, James Patterson


Today a patron brought three James Patterson novels to my checkout. The titles were The 4th of July, The 5th Horseman, and The 6th Target. Seeing that the due date was July 7th, I handed him the books and said, “4th, 5th, and 6th are due on the 7th!”  

To my dismay, he either didn’t hear my once-in-a-lifetime joke or it went over his head because he mumbled, “Okay, thanks,” and left.

I was crushed.

(via the-library-lady)

“What a blessing it is to love books.” Elizabeth von Arnim; The Solitary Summer (via wordpainting)

(via abookblog)


Not working with your favorite coworker is a huge bummer.

“This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.” Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (via rollingbluntwords)

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