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26th March 2014

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"Libraries still for me have this extraordinary charge…when I go in one I feel this buzz. It’s almost sexual, there’s something about the fact that behind all these bound copies there are voices. There are people murmuring to you, seducing you, dragging you into their world. These are wonderful, magical places…" ~Stephen Fry~

Photos of a public library located near Prague Castle within Strahov Monastery, a seat of the Premonstratensian Order since the 12th Century. The library contains a large collection of books, with some dating back to the 9th Century. The books, although not allowed to be taken out of the monastery, can be perused and read by the visitors during regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week throughout the year. 

 

Tagged: librarybooksliteraturehistoricalantiquemonasteryStrahov MonasteryPraguetravelEuropehistory

19th February 2014

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Ahh, this is definitely one book I can write :)

Ahh, this is definitely one book I can write :)

Tagged: funnyhumorblack humorbooksrelationshipsgrudgeretaliation

28th December 2013

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Ha! Gotcha!

Ha! Gotcha!

Tagged: literaturetweetingThe Great Gatsbybooksreadingpretentiousshow-offignorancecriticism

25th December 2013

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Cat lady Russian style. This, to me,  is such a touching photo!

Cat lady Russian style. This, to me,  is such a touching photo!

Tagged: readingbookscatscat ladyold womanelderlycompanionshipfelinespetsfriendshipliteratureliteracystoriesnovelentertainmentRussiapoverty

27th October 2013

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Book Fountain Sculpture at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Book Fountain Sculpture at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Tagged: sculptureartdesignstructurefountainbooksliteraturelibraryCincinnati

19th October 2013

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As Frank Zappa so succinctly pointed out, “so many books, so little time…”

As Frank Zappa so succinctly pointed out, “so many books, so little time…”

Tagged: literaturebookswritingwritersliteracycreativityCarl Saganquotesauthorsharing

14th October 2013

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Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel recently discovered a book from the Middle Ages that shows ancient scribes had similar distractions to pet owners of today…

Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel recently discovered a book from the Middle Ages that shows ancient scribes had similar distractions to pet owners of today…

Tagged: paw printspawsancientdocumenthistorical documentbooksliteraturepetscatsfunnyhandwrittenink

26th September 2013

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Hello, old friends!!

Hello, old friends!!

Tagged: booksliteraturereadingnovelsstories

23rd August 2013

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There is nothing better than sharing a treasured book with a friend

There is nothing better than sharing a treasured book with a friend

Tagged: literaturebooksreadingcatskittensharingwomangirlleisurepetscutecuddlyfunny

12th August 2013

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Awww, I love the way the elephant is snuggling up to his handler’s back…and I wonder if the handler is reading this snuggly big guy a ‘nap time’ story :)

Awww, I love the way the elephant is snuggling up to his handler’s back…and I wonder if the handler is reading this snuggly big guy a ‘nap time’ story :)

Tagged: elephanthandlertamingtrainernatureanimalsrelationshipsaffectionreadingbooksliteraturestoriesnapnap timerestingrelaxing

15th June 2013

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Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware. ~Sir Walter Scott~

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware. ~Sir Walter Scott~

Tagged: catsanimalspetskittencuteliteraturebooksbookcasereading

26th May 2013

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Best way to escape when life becomes too hard

Best way to escape when life becomes too hard

Tagged: milkshakecomfort foodbooksclassicsescapereadingliteratureblanketcomfortsecurity

8th February 2013

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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.  ~William Styron~

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.  ~William Styron~

Tagged: booksliteraturereadingliteracyauthorslibraryleisurelearningculturegirlwoman

31st January 2013

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Welcome, old friends!

Welcome, old friends!

Tagged: booksliteraturereadingclassicsvintagebindingculture

23rd January 2013

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A room without books is like a body without a soul

~Macruc Tullius Cicero~
A room without books is like a body without a soul
~Macruc Tullius Cicero~

Tagged: booksliteratureprintreading