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    Old book smell. This could go on several of my pinboards because books are "Homey things I <3", "Inspirational", and "Artistic Wonderfulness". I love the smell, the feel, the look of books. Books on my shelf, in my hand, on my table, on my floor. Books everywhere!

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    AMEN

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    funny

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    I have done this more times than I can count.

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    Totally me •-•

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    old books, ink wells, and quill pen. ah the time when intelligence was valued.

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    I love old books & the smell of libraries.

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    magicalplacetobe: THIS IS THE MOST GORGEOUS ANTIQUE BOOK EVER AND IT IS FRENCH AND I WANT IT REALLY REALLY BADLY. Be quiet, you say irritably. Quit all that yelling. You’re getting on my nerves. My followers talk to me in my head, or, I should say they criticize berate and correct me in my head. My real life followers are much much nicer, thank goodness. image by Kateimi on flickr.

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    vintage books

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    old books transports us

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    1896 First Edition: Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen.

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    Book of Hours of Catherine de Medici ~ Black morocco leather and plated enamel locks, (Binder unknown, 1565)

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    Twenty centuries of Paris (1913) by Mabel Smith

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    Beautiful, beautiful books!

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    love these

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    Antique books.

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    Great library

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    Unknown Cologne, about 1450 Stamped leather over oak boards About 15 x 11 in.

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    Sharyn Sowell decor

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    The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, England. Known to Oxford scholars as “Bodley” or simply “the Bod”, it serves as the main research library of the university. The Library occupies a group of five buildings built from the late medieval period (Duke Humfrey's Library, shown in the first photo) to the 1930s (the New Bodleian). Arts End (shown in the foreground of the second photo) was built in 1610-1613 and was the first English instance of book shelving being built along the walls, inste...

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