Saturday, July 13, 2013

bookbox & sections in the bookstore

2 book moments from this week - a photo & a book quote:

“Sections in the bookstore

- Books You Haven't Read
- Books You Needn't Read
- Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading
- Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered
- Books You Mean to Read But There Are Others You Must Read First
- Books Too Expensive Now and You'll Wait 'Til They're Remaindered
- Books ditto When They Come Out in Paperback
- Books You Can Borrow from Somebody
- Books That Everybody's Read So It's As If You Had Read Them, Too
- Books You've Been Planning to Read for Ages
- Books You've Been Hunting for Years Without Success
- Books Dealing with Something You're Working on at the Moment
- Books You Want to Own So They'll Be Handy Just in Case
- Books You Could Put Aside Maybe to Read This Summer
- Books You Need to Go with Other Books on Your Shelves
- Books That Fill You with Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
- Books Read Long Ago Which It's Now Time to Re-read
- Books You've Always Pretended to Have Read and Now It's Time to Sit Down and Really Read Them” 


book box... 

the photo is from the "book box" - a telephonce box that has turned into an open book exchange.
here's the larger view: 

inside this book box is a wild mix of books - new and old, fiction and non-fiction, all without sections or any kind of sorting.

book quote...
the book quote is from Italo Calvino, "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler"
actually i looked for a quote from his book "Invisible Cities", which i read last year.
more quotes from Calvino, here
ah, books.

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