Filed under: Books
Why keep books?
- design/inspiration/just looking – I love rereading and taking a book, be it a cook book or an art catalogue or a novel and just opening and reading….for inspiration, somewhere to hang out for a while, to be taken back…
- gifts – wish I remembered to get friends & family to write in books…one of the few books I have from my childhood is ‘A child’s garden of verses’ illustrated by Brian Wildmsith, by Robert Loius Stevenson. Inscribed by my parents for my eighth birthday.
- comfort – books like ‘A child’s garden of verses’ are a comfort
- friends, often
And there is a lot of love in a bookshelf 🙂
I often check out bookshelves in houses. Well I guess, who doesn’t?
Bookshelf in front room after tidying.
Postscript- how weird and timely, this the day after ‘Patti Smith to pay tribute to poems of Robert Louis Stevenson on stage’
Patti Smith and RLS 🙂
Tags: books, reading