BUILT TO LAST. This book printed in 1640 is the first one printed in English in America. It is still in excellent condition. It was just sold at auction for $14 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold.
#booksendure #booksarebetter #ilovebooks
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
― Sir Francis Bacon
Graffiti/health analysis. Wider shot. #streetart #oaklanders #temescal (at Homeroom)
"If there is a book you want to read but isn’t written yet, write it." —Shel Silverstein #poet #writing #maker
Reading is good for your health: science.
I love finding perfectly preserved leaves and news clippings pressed between the pages of 125-year-old books, don’t you? #booksendure #bookworm #libraries
Totally saying this next time someone says this to me. Ironically, no one says this to me often.
As a librarian, I can appreciate the sentiment, but this kind of message doesn’t help librarians, and in fact undermines their standing in public opinion. The reality: unlike doctors, librarians don’t perform surgery. They can’t prescribe life-saving medication. And that’s OK — not every profession is life-or-death. Plain and simple, the comparison to doctors doesn’t work, and only serves to alienate rational-minded listeners. Libraries and librarians are important for so many reasons (literacy, access to information, community building, archives, education and lifelong learning, and its place as a cornerstone of democratic society going back thousands of years, for example), but providing life-saving medical procedures? That is an over-reach. Librarians, please get over the inferiority complex and be proud of who you are for what you are. Your peers will thank you. [end soapbox]