Sunday, August 21, 2011

Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch; especially on a day in January, when the wind is blowing, the ice is treacherous, and the books inside seem to gather together in colorful warmth. It's hard to leave a bookstore any day of the year, though, because a bookstore is one of the few places where all the cantankerous, conflicting, alluring voices of the world co-exist in peace and order and the avid reader is as free as a person can possibly be, because she is free to choose among them.
Jane Smiley

3 comments:

Dizzy C said...

Fabulous quote
thanks for sharing

carol

Anne said...

Love the quote- it is so true!

BookQuoter said...

Bookstores and libraries... I can spend the whole day just browsing.