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The library was created so the lower classes would have access to literature. Books were quite expensive and not everyone had the money or was willing to dish out the cash for a novel. Circulation Libraries were a way for the book industry to continue its growth by catering to all social classes. It did cost money to be a member but it was a fraction of the price of a novel. People could read dozens of novels for the price of one book. (Prompt 13:4)

DEEL 40 (november-december 2013) / Johannes Torrentius / 111 PIN UP LIBRARIANS


bookporn #45: edinburgh

A labrynth made of books...  I would have to start at the begining and read each one until I found my way out.  HAHA...I would love it!

I love the smell of bookstores and libraries. They always smell a little sweet yet musty because of all of the ink and paper that are on their shelves, waiting to be opened and read again and again.

I could totally see rooms ending up like this somewhere in my house

Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France My dream room, with a more comfy chair and a blanket.maybe a bay window.

elusive notes in silence

No view is more beautiful than the space full of books. Turin-based cartoonist and illustrator Pierpaolo Rovero will let you enjoy this…