Flores, 1917, Eliseu Visconti

Pocket book, covered in embroidered satin, 19th century. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

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❝Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.❞

Did I mention that I went to the Festival of Books with some friends this past weekend?

The Hobbit + The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
Special Editions.

Jane Austen’s original manuscript of Persuasion 
More handwritten manuscript pages from Classic novels 

❝A writer is a world trapped in a person.❞

Victor Hugo

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Complete works in the same edition.

This was my 2012-2013 project: every time I got a good grade or had done something worth celebrating, I bought one book.

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