The world of books is my fantasy.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
It is impossible for a Parisian to resist the desire to flick through the old volumes laid out by a bookseller.[Il est impossible, pour un Parisien, de résister au désir de feuilleter de vieux ouvrages...
So many books to read, will I ever finish reading?
A country whose citizens do not read is already late because “reading” is just the first step to wisdom acquisition. Application of the learnt knowledge is the gateway to personal transformation. If you don’t read,...
Love for books,love for wisdom.
A knowledgeable citizen is a powerful citizen because knowledge is power! Make your nation a powerful one… Keep reading to acquire more knowledge! Let books be your friends; never disappoint them by not studying them...
Walking into a bookshop is a depressing thing. It’s not the pretentious twats, browsing books as part of their desirable lifestyle. It’s not the scrubby members of staff serving at the counter: the pseudo-hippies and...
The greatest tragedy to ever happen to a nation is not the incidences of war or terrorism. It’s when more bookshops close down and more drinking bars are opened to replace them!
These days, we’ve got booksellers in cities, in deserts, and in the middle of a rain forest; we’ve got travelling bookshops, and bookshops underground. We’ve got bookshops in barns, in caravans and in converted Victorian...
In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you...
They are a brilliant device for shape-shifting as we can slip into the skin of authors from other times, other cultural backgrounds, brilliant minds who give us a new perspective on life and the world...
Lord, deliver us from what we already knew we wanted. Give us some new desires, the weirder the better.
A writer’s primary goal is to make sense. The bookstore’s is to make cents.
Discovery a good book is like finding a great treasure.
I love books because I don’t have to wait for the commercials to be over to find out what happens.
Reading is everything. Read to enrich your world.
Many existing top 20 Scottish writers have flourished in part because of good turns done by institutions, arts community, libraries and bookshops.
You can’t just walk away when you see a good book but to buy and own it.
There was also something about the smell of bookshops that was strangely comforting to her. She wondered if it was the scent of ink and paper, or the perfume of binding, string, and glue. Maybe...
How could we love books more than money? This is the state of book lovers.
Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world–the brains of men.
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