“a book is a gift you can open again and again” -Garrison Keillor

bonjour friends, i hope you’re having a lovely sunday. i have to admit it’s been a lazy day but that seems to be the only way to take time to leaf through the pages of my favorite books. there are so many books and so little time as some wise soul once said. are you obsessed with beautiful books? for some of us they’re treasured friends, constant and reassuring, they transport us and show us something different each time we open them.

i started looking for a pretty book to add to my mom’s collection since she always has them displayed on her coffee table. i got lost in a world of volumes i’d love to have myself and still haven’t decided which will be best for her birthday. she’s a traditionalist but has a modern streak. her bold style still influences me to this day. anyway i couldn’t resist putting them all together even if it’s just in a virtual library via this blog post. if you have a fave or one i should look into let me know. till then i hope you enjoy this little collection and maybe get some inspiration for yourself. the one below is tempting me to try a saffron shade to contrast my one pink wall. click on the cover to see more images and what’s inside with a link to amazon. happy browsing!

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Charles W. Eliot

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

Jhumpa Lahiri

“The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.”

Northrop Frye

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.”

Charles Baudelaire

“It is remarkable, the character of the pleasure we derive from the best books.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”  

Jane Austen

“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.”

Neil Gaiman

“No two persons ever read the same book.”

Edmund Wilson 

“I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.”

Emilia Fox

May 23, 2021. Books, Decorating, Friends, Life.

2 Comments

  1. Shelly Gregory replied:

    An incredible list of books. I am working my way to owning most. I have a huge collection. I love “coffee table books”, and so do my guests.

    Like

  2. Sandra Malone replied:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful books. Just to see the covers is like therapy.

    Like

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