- William Gladstone (Prime Minister. UK, Library Art © Vlad GERASIMOV (Artist. Irkutsk, Russia) aka vladstudio via deviantART. Please keep attribution & artist site link when repinning or posting to other social media (ie blogs, twitter, tumblr etc). -pfb

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✓ "Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession... but about securing a portal." ~ Laura Miller

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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of...

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While I believe in peace & goodwill to all etc, I'm glad large numbers of people will never share this incredible privilege & pleasure. Why? Because the richest who run the commercial world would find a way of making it more expensive than it already is.

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