Who am I? What am I? Where am I?

This blog has been discontinued. Such ‘Librarian’-type posts as I do in future will be on my main blog –


I look forward to seeing you there.

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A 1940s poster

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Some places I would feel at home in…


The Angelica Library, Rome

Galeria de Diane, Chateau Fontainbleu

Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro



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The Death of a Bookstore

Anyone able to give the kiss of life in Evanston, Illinois – see Words and Peace

That is tragic but all too common nowadays. I guess if second hand bookshops don’t pay they don’t stay open. In England they have been driven out by charity shoops where people donate their old books and the shops sell them for charity for next to nothing. A worthwhile cause but it kills off second-hand bookshops. Buying on the Internet has also had an effect, of course.


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This is Rad!

To use the words of the photograoher – This is rad!




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A Girl Reading

I received this lovely card recently from a good (Internet) friend.   I love anything that depicts people reading. I wish copyright didn’t stop me from posting lots and lots of the pictures that one can find on the web.

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