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


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

  2. 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...

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

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

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

  6. Anonymous10:24 AM

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


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