"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives one."
- George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
Richard Edward Miller
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. A. Conan Doyle. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. First edition.
“Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he stayed up all night, was seated at the breakfast table…”
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There must be something innate about maps, about this one specific way of picturing our world and our relation to it, that charms us, calls to us, won’t let us look anywhere else in the room if there’s a map on the wall.
“Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence. Time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived, and it’s noon with its merciless light, and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.
Le baron perché, a second-hand bookshop at Mirabel aux Baronnies, Drome, France. Being located in a small village, I understand the owner survives on internet sales and only opens the shop in the tourist season. I was impressed by his modular shelf design …