Monday, October 22, 2007
When people ask me, “Do you collect books?” I always say, “No, books collect me.”—Nicholas Barker
[No one can be] an orthodox collector or a true bibliophile who had not at one time committed a great and foolish extravagance.—Daniel M. Tredwell
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.—Austin Phelps
Growing up, I didn’t think that there was any other way to live, than to be surrounded by books. Doesn’t everyone have books overflowing from shelves in every room of the house? Didn’t everyone grow up running their fingers along the countless spines of books in the basement? Books on psychology and math and history, novels and poems and essays?