a better place
Woman at a Window by Albert André
Adventure Time (by Honey Pie!)
I was the basest of readers. All I wanted was my own world, and myself in it, given back to me in artful shapes and accessible form.
"Bookplates first appeared in the 1480s with the book–owner’s coat of arms. In America, people started using them as early as 1680 and in greater numbers in the 1730s. And by the end of the nineteenth century, when the Arts and Crafts Movement was challenging the excessive decoration of the earlier Victorian taste, bookplate collecting became a fashionable pursuit, one that would remain so until World War II."
Via the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Blog, the graphic contributions of American artists to the history of the bookplate.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
She discovered that, while solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.
When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced.