Get Lost!

I can get lost in bookshops for hours on end. It's a similar thing to record stores for me. Like vinyl, I love the feel, the smell and the look of a book, and the more moth eaten the better!

 

Mizz

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12 Responses Feb 19, 2010

yes, dub, you do not get the same quality at all now, sad to say. how the book was crafted was fundamental to the experience of the book.<br />
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Mizz

and I'm always pleased to note the care and quality which used to go into crafting books-they were built to last! todays printings will not even outlive you or I,planned obsolescence strikes again.

I agree with every sentiment you express, sozoles. Those who have not experienced the joy of getting lost in a book are missing out big time, but it is never too late for them to discover the myriad pleasures afforded by books!<br />
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Mizz

Books are wonderful things. I feel sadness for people who have never developed a love of getting lost in one. Older books are also beautiful. So much care and effort was put in to the binding - it is like old architecture. They go beyond the basic function, and pleasure can be found by simply looking at them. A shop full of old books - big smiles at the thought.

same here, dub, hehe<br />
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Mizz

I think I stole it off some dead poet,can't recall.<br />
since I started volunteering at our local library I've gotten ahold of some heavy heavy heavy tomes-not even time to read 'em all...don't even get me started on records-I've posted about that obsession elsewhere.my bedroom is hardly fit for human habitation,such is the extent of my word/music collection...

Yes, dub, the joy of reading, of discovery, of knowledge....I like your phrase 'My ladder to the stars' :)<br />
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Mizz

I'm amongst kindreds in this group...my oasis,my pastime,my ladder to the stars...

You are absolutely talking my language, Abooklover! The 'kindle' ( I had forgotten the name:) will never replace the wonderful pleasures you get from a book and a bookstore. That record shop sounds heavenly!! At this point, I am going green with envy, lol!<br />
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Mizz

Thanks jon and sappy : )<br />
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Although those e-book thingies can hold 50 million books or whatever, it won't replace the aesthetics of the book and the bookstore, the feel of a book, unearthing a book that will stay with you, that you will come to love as a friend. Bookstores have suffered as a result of the recession and the advent of the e-book (which does have it's place), so please go and support your local bookshops, they're a gateway to brand new worlds!<br />
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Mizz

Not sure about the moths (lol) but I do love searching through old bookstores to discover new treasures. : )

You live in the right place for that passion.