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  • Jenna Davis

    An Egyptian book restorer salvages burnt and damaged books at the Institute of Egypt in central Cairo after the world-famous center caught fire.

  • HE

    Egypt has lost an important part of its cultural heritage after important manuscripts and up to 200,000 books were destroyed by fire in the ...Egypt has lost an important part of its cultural heritage after important manuscripts and up to 200,000 books were destroyed by fire in the building of the Egyptian Scientific Institute in Cairo.

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An Egyptian book restorer lays out burned and damaged books to dry in the garden of the Institut d'Egypte on Monday after a fire over the weeked nearly gutted the building and destroyed much of its contents.

"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space... The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read." - Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! <------ Thank you for the TP quote!

It's nice that all my books can fit in my pc and Kindle but nothing beats the sight of them piled high on the floor and stuffed into bookshelves like in a second hand bookstore.

This actually made my heart sink. I miss the Haunted Bookshop so much. I have so many memories there..and so many of my dreams take place there. Or at a grand reopening. Funny thing, the brain.

Hey @Katie Ukrop, @Mary Fleming, @Maggie Smith and @Quirk Gallery...LOOK AT THESE! Can we get them, please?

bookshelf painting by Jay Cover. I love this so much.

Vintage Ladybird Books 'Read and Write' (Peter and Jane) --- An image from 1c - Read and Write - The Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme (The Peter and Jane Books). Published in 1965.

...abandoned books, St. Joseph's Seminary, United Kingdom...

Embossed leather book cover...The Crown of Wild Olive by John Ruskin...I collect editions of this book...don't have this one!