I don’t think the argument in favor of libraries is especially ideological or ethical. I would even agree with those who say it’s not especially logical. I think for most people it’s emotional. Not logos or ethos but pathos. This is not a denigration: emotion also has a place in public policy. We’re humans, not robots. The people protesting the closing of Kensal Rise Library love that library. They were open to any solution on the left or on the right if it meant keeping their library open. They were ready to Big Society the hell out of that place. A library is one of those social goods that matter to people of many different political attitudes. All that the friends of Kensal Rise and Willesden Library and similar services throughout the country are saying is: these places are important to us.

reblogged nybooks

Zadie Smith, The North West London Blues (via nybooks)

reblogged curmudgeonlaine
Source: ~RYE-BREAD Ryan Mauskopf DevianArt
aaknopf:

idontknowart:

Book Shark

An appropriate reminder during the summer blockbuster season.

Source: ~RYE-BREAD Ryan Mauskopf DevianArt

reblogged curmudgeonlaine

Source: ~RYE-BREAD Ryan Mauskopf DevianArt

aaknopf:

idontknowart:

Book Shark

An appropriate reminder during the summer blockbuster season.

Source: ~RYE-BREAD Ryan Mauskopf DevianArt

reblogged ek-tahyp who wrote:

Go out and buy this. Stunning book.

I just started reading this book.

reblogged ek-tahyp who wrote:

Go out and buy this. Stunning book.

I just started reading this book.

reblogged tietheeagle
A friend recently sent me this book as a gift. I am enjoying reading it.

reblogged tietheeagle

A friend recently sent me this book as a gift. I am enjoying reading it.

reblogged magpieandwhale who wrote:

Guys. Guys. Why did no one tell me that the author of the amazing The Sparrow and Children of God had written a book about freaking Doc Holliday?
By which I mean say hello to my new transit reading.

This is the book I am in the middle of reading.
I have not read The Sparrow or Children of God.

reblogged magpieandwhale who wrote:

Guys. Guys. Why did no one tell me that the author of the amazing The Sparrow and Children of God had written a book about freaking Doc Holliday?

By which I mean say hello to my new transit reading.

This is the book I am in the middle of reading.

I have not read The Sparrow or Children of God.

reblogged bookhoarding who wrote:

First library book I picked up when I got back. I guess it’s good timing to read a devastating #book after the best month of your life. #tfios #johngreen #ilovelibraries #summerreading (Taken with instagram)

This is the last book I’ve read.

reblogged bookhoarding who wrote:

First library book I picked up when I got back. I guess it’s good timing to read a devastating #book after the best month of your life. #tfios #johngreen #ilovelibraries #summerreading (Taken with instagram)

This is the last book I’ve read.

Source: Publishers Weekly

Finn and Jake’s Next Adventure: Books with Penguin  By Karen Raugust May 22, 2012
Cartoon Network has licensed Penguin Young Readers Group for books tied to its series Adventure Time, starring Finn the Human and Jake the Dog. The show is in its fourth season and is the #1 television program on Mondays for children 6-11.
…
Cartoon Network is in final negotiations with a publisher for novelty books appealing to the young adult market, including a real version of The Enchiridion, a book that appears within the show, as well as calendars. Other consumer products encompass toys from Jazwares and interactive games from D3 Publisher, as well as apparel and accessories.

I am definitely beyond the age 6 - 11 demographic but still interested, haha!

Source: Publishers Weekly

Finn and Jake’s Next Adventure: Books with Penguin

Cartoon Network has licensed Penguin Young Readers Group for books tied to its series Adventure Time, starring Finn the Human and Jake the Dog. The show is in its fourth season and is the #1 television program on Mondays for children 6-11.

Cartoon Network is in final negotiations with a publisher for novelty books appealing to the young adult market, including a real version of The Enchiridion, a book that appears within the show, as well as calendars. Other consumer products encompass toys from Jazwares and interactive games from D3 Publisher, as well as apparel and accessories.

I am definitely beyond the age 6 - 11 demographic but still interested, haha!

reblogged nevver:

What book should I read?

Let this website randomly suggest the next book you should read.
http://www.what-book-should-i-read.com/
SOURCE: Dinah Fried

reblogged nevver:

What book should I read?

Let this website randomly suggest the next book you should read.

http://www.what-book-should-i-read.com/

SOURCE: Dinah Fried

reblogged gnade:

Dear friends,
Sometimes doing art for a living is like being punched in the face over and over again while you’re trying your best to walk a straight line. Sometimes it’s like waking up after a long night of nightmares and realizing the dreams weren’t real and that the day you have ahead is nothing but sweet life and freedom. The trick is to remember the latter exists when the former is riding you into the dirt. The trick is to remember the upside when you’re down.
Your friend,
-Adam Gnade

reblogged harperbooks:

irisblasi:

How a Book is Born.

Publishing!

Source: http://www.weldonowen.com/

reblogged harperbooks:

irisblasi:

How a Book is Born.

Publishing!

Source: http://www.weldonowen.com/

reblogged tart-pastry who wrote:

Forget the literary greats. 
Today’s novelists do things a little differently. They draw inspiration from a myriad sources, but none that are intellectual.

Source: Grant Snider
http://www.incidentalcomics.com/
http://incidentalcomics.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/grantdraws/

reblogged tart-pastry who wrote:

Forget the literary greats. 

Today’s novelists do things a little differently. They draw inspiration from a myriad sources, but none that are intellectual.

Source: Grant Snider

http://www.incidentalcomics.com/

http://incidentalcomics.tumblr.com/

http://twitter.com/#!/grantdraws/

reblogged shash:

lol

This is an awesome line, written sans thesaurus!
;)

reblogged shash:

lol

This is an awesome line, written sans thesaurus!

;)

reblogged newyorker:

Art Spiegelman visited Maurice Sendak in 1993 and drew the experience. We’ve unlocked the piece here: http://nyr.kr/JdQ2QS

Thanks for unlocking!

reblogged newyorker:

Art Spiegelman visited Maurice Sendak in 1993 and drew the experience. We’ve unlocked the piece here: http://nyr.kr/JdQ2QS

Thanks for unlocking!

I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.

Maurice Sendak on Fresh Air in 2011. [all interviews with Sendak here] (via nprfreshair)

R.I.P.