Posts Tagged: libraries

On Kid’s Own Publishing

So I’ve been a bit quiet recently, but I promise you, I have been doing some very bookish things! The last two weeks I’ve been working for the Come Out Festival, a South Australian festival that is just for children.

On Kid’s Own Publishing

So I’ve been a bit quiet recently, but I promise you, I have been doing some very bookish things! The last two weeks I’ve been working for the Come Out Festival, a South Australian festival that is just for children.

Ralph Waldo Emerson on being surrounded by friends

In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson on being surrounded by friends

In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

On wonderful accidents

In the introduction to the edition of Fahrenheit 451 that I am reading, Ray Bradbury writes about having written the story 50 years ago. He rented a typewriter at his local library at 10 cents an hour, and spent the hours

On wonderful accidents

In the introduction to the edition of Fahrenheit 451 that I am reading, Ray Bradbury writes about having written the story 50 years ago. He rented a typewriter at his local library at 10 cents an hour, and spent the hours

On the wonderful world of books

  I’ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library

On the wonderful world of books

  I’ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library

Mark Twain on rooms of books

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”  – Mark Twain

Mark Twain on rooms of books

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”  – Mark Twain

On super libraries

So something really exciting had happened! Probably not exciting to anyone but me, but still… I’ve always been a member of the ‘swap’ libraries in South Australia – a group of libraries that allow you to borrow from any one

On super libraries

So something really exciting had happened! Probably not exciting to anyone but me, but still… I’ve always been a member of the ‘swap’ libraries in South Australia – a group of libraries that allow you to borrow from any one

On choosing books by lucky dip

This has been my week off between ending at the bookshop and starting at the Fringe, and it has been a lovely opportunity to read a great deal. Today I finished Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, and started and finished Word Hunters: The Curious

On choosing books by lucky dip

This has been my week off between ending at the bookshop and starting at the Fringe, and it has been a lovely opportunity to read a great deal. Today I finished Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, and started and finished Word Hunters: The Curious

Katherynne M. Valente on the best sort of people

‘She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sort of people’  – Katherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of Her Own Making

Katherynne M. Valente on the best sort of people

‘She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sort of people’  – Katherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of Her Own Making

E. B. White on living on through books

Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together—just the two of you. A library is

E. B. White on living on through books

Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together—just the two of you. A library is

Lemony Snicket on libraries

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
― Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket on libraries

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
― Lemony Snicket