"Bibliotropic. Like sunflowers are heliotropic, they naturally turn towards the sun. We naturally turn towards the bookshop."

— Among Others by Jo Walton (via booksturnmugglesintowizards)

(via libraryshelves)

"…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."

A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable by Angela Clarke (via librariesbuildcommunity)

yes, yes

(via thedanaash)

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)

"I’m afraid I’ll be a book that no one reads. Music that no one listens to anymore. I’m afraid I’ll be abandoned like a movie playing in an empty theater."

— Tablo (via yeojas)

(via teachingliteracy)

Hang in there, folks

blissandzen:

It’s a beautiful day, Fall is here, we’re going to the Banana Pudding Festival, the Republicans have accepted that they’re going to have to take a bullet and have moved on to debating how many, and Jesus is still a liberal, homeless, Palestinian Jew.

rick2u:

Only yoooou….

Better get to it…

rick2u:

Only yoooou….

Better get to it…

(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via blissandzen)

"Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait."

— Haruki Murakami / The Wind Up Bird Chronicle  (via navillusnylamme)

(Source: cslacsga, via teachingliteracy)

Vacuum

thesmallgatsby:

On most days

I feel like a vacuum of a person —

People never seem to know anything to say to me

And I never seem to know anything to say to them

I am sure that all I can do is

Go out, work hard and be a sincere/honest person.

That’s probably it.