Sunday, August 9, 2009

oh, brooklyn










individually, each one of these quotes is so juicy. i must've been the only person in the library with my mouth wide open, half a smile on my face, looking upwards. everyone else, been there, done that. but my love for libraries is so huge, RK knew to take me to the main bklyn library the first day i arrived. we handled books like they were secret treasures, pulling them off the shelves very carefully...opening pages, smelling the paper, giggling at the innards of them all. you just can't beat the reverence of a library. fingers crossed, we never get so crazy in this world that libraries become obsolete. i fear it. irrational? perhaps. but so is the kindle!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just happened upon your cards and your ephemera works. I can't tell if you have work on show in the NYC /Brooklyn area or not. I've recently moved back to USA after 16 yrs in UK, Cambridge and London. We are in New Haven. I see where I can see your cards, but your work for 'walls'? THANKS! b.conekin@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Maggie May said...

I LOVE Mrs. Basil and her mixed up files

montague said...

i love libraries... and that book is awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Ah Brooklyn! So sad I missed you when you came through@

lotta said...

Just today there was a grumpy letter to the editor in our local newspaper stating that public libraries was just another example of failed government run institutions, along with our public schools, and Walter Reed Medical Center. Not quite sure what his main objection was, something about too many lost books. Anyhow, I love libraries. Thanks for sharing.

Chris "Lucky Luke" Allin said...

I visited a bookstore today, it reminded me how great it is to look through author after author, trying to find little gems. Of course, it's much more expensive but there is also something great about owning a book.

I bought George Orwell's "Coming Up For Air" with a little book voucher from a relative.

Ellen Zachos said...

Mrs. Basil was one of my favorite books as a kid. Have you read it? If not, do you want to borrow it?