Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

--Virginia Woolf

6 comments:

ds said...

Ahhh...She gets it right every time. Loved yesterday's quote too.
(today's word verification is "homish"--how apt!)

Jeane said...

I like that. I love the congregation of diverse books you find rubbing spines together in used bookstores. And from there, onto my own shelves...

Lisa said...

LOVE it. And so the used books I buy from street vendors, those are practically feral.

Bybee said...

My new library is run by people whose first language isn't English, so it's positively feral!

Table Talk said...

They're not homeless once I get my hands on them. That is the root of my entire tbr problem!

tuulenhaiven said...

Perfect. I like to adopt homeless books, but they often just pass through, so they are truly 'wild' books, roaming books. :)