[Photos] These Beautiful Old Books Are a Bibliophile’s Dream

Books as works of art in and of themselves. Remarkable. Simon Brown makes books look… desirable!

Many thanks to my friend Al Clark, whose group is a goldmine for oddities, especially when it comes to music. We may be miles apart politically, but this gorgeous photo set, like music, brings us into agreement.

Credit to Slate, who originally posted this link. Also, if you want to know more about Simon Brown and his work, check out this site.

[Photo] Oxford Union Library

A slice of heaven for me.

Many thanks to mirrior, who posted this photo today. I love libraries. My best memory comes from them, spending time with my parents or grandparents, learning about the world, letting my imagination run wild, while also keeping it grounded with history, philosophy and religion. It was a kindred soul, Jorge Luis Borges, who once quipped, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Perhaps he’s right.