This large scale created by using the aerial collection squares really brightens this library and creates a stunning showcase for the floor and the books... and it doesn’t cost you a lot of $! @interface #modernlibrary#climatetakeback
We'd like to announce our new logo and the upcoming release of our redesigned website! Our new logo reflects our efforts to create a modern library right here in Germantown that provides much more than just books. We strive to provide modern technology, access to resources, local knowledge and, as always, an extensive collection of books, DVDs, magazines, and audiobooks both in library and online! Be on the lookout for our new website in the coming days! #newlogo#newlook#modernlibrary#germantownny
"My name is Arthur Gordon Pym. My father was a respectable trader in sea-stores at Nantucket, where I was born. My maternal grandfather was an attorney in good practice. He was fortunate in every thing, and had speculated very successfully in stocks of the Edgarton New Bank, as it was formerly called. By these and other means he had managed to lay by a tolerable sum of money." NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM #edgarallanpoe#gordonpym#modernlibrary#bookpic#book#libro#livre#livro#buch#bookcollector
If you like nothing more than the smell of old paper or see the cluttered shelves of a used bookstore as a treasure hunt, you’ll find a kindred spirit & patron saint in Michael Dirda. This collection of short essays culled from a year of weekly articles for The American Scholar introduced me to a host of new authors, and gave me a handful of truly creative justifications for spending more on books despite having a considerable unread library at home.
He champions the out of fashion, the out of print, and the odd as do I, but since we live on opposite sides of DC and haunt same of the same shops, it’s a comfort that his particular obsessions and mine don’t have huge areas of overlap. I’ll leave his leather bound firsts of early science fiction on the shelves, and I suspect my vintage #modernlibrary editions with pristine dust jackets won’t tempt him. The ancients, and the myths, well those are a different story. To the victor . . .
I think any book lover or collector would be charmed by many of these pieces. #browsings#whereiwaswhenifinished#booksaboutbooks#whatshouldireadnext#bookstack#vintagebooks#usedbooks#bookstagram#michaeldirda
Pricing and cataloging Modern Library editions today. Came across this endpaper design created exclusively for the Giant edition of ML books. This edition featured books that were too thick to be published in a standard binding, most were between 800 to 1000 pages in length.
Anyone want to hazard a guess what the first title in that series might have been? Hint: it is the quintessential long novel!
It has been too long since my last book post. The fact is, my focus lately has been on the many events of a busy summer including studying for and passing the Series 7 exam.
This week, I finished reading "The Bostonians" by Henry James. The novel is a social drama, which explores the contours of society and the tempting dangers of politics. Honestly, I did not enjoy this novel to the extent that I hoped. However, I found it interesting how the novel contrasts the New England culture to that of the southern states. I also appreciated the descriptions of Boston's Beacon Street. This being the first work of Henry James I have read, I found his style difficult to read. Perhaps James is one of those authors that will have to "grow on me" as the saying goes.
Honored to be recognized with a Design Build Institute of America Merit Award for the Skyline Hills Branch Library in San Diego. The essence of the design concept is rooted in the celebration of community, education, diversity and inspiration to DREAM. HOPE. INSPIRE.
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton from Modern Library.
This particular evening, if it is remembered for nothing else, will be remembered in that place for its strange sunset. It looked like the end of the world. All the heaven seemed covered with a quite vivid and palpable plumage; you could only say that the sky was full of feathers, and of feathers that almost brushed the face. Across the great part of the dome they were grey, with the strangest tints of violet and mauve and an unnatural pink or pale green; but towards the west the whole grew past description, transparent and passionate, and the last red-hot plumes of it covered up the sun like something too good to be seen. The whole was so close about the earth as to express nothing but a violent secrecy. The very empyrean seemed to be a secret. It expressed that splendid smallness which is the soul of local patriotism. The very sky seemed small. (Pg. 9). #novelpassages#themanwhowasthursday#gkchesterton#modernlibrary#sunset#writerquotes#description#igreads#fiction#bookstagram#bookstagrammer
Lawrence was a complicated figure. I read and loved a lot of his books in college and shortly after, but I'm not sure I would feel the same way now. ⛲ He was thought of as a proto-fascist and disdained democracy and workers' rights. Yet he was censored for his writings on sexuality and felt maligned and persecuted in his lifetime. The trial over Lady Chatterly's Lover (fought by Penguin, which republished it in 1960) helped defeat obscenity laws. 💁 I have to work this Labor Day but I wish you all a peaceful day of reflection on the positive work we can all do together, and so many have done on our behalf. 💪 #books#bookstagram#dhlawrence#modernlibrarymonday#modernlibrary#booklover#penguinclassics#literature#letters#laborday#igreads
It’s nearly midnight as I write this and I can’t sleep so I felt like posting another photo.
I debated whether or not to have a “theme” for my grid - you know, certain colors repeating or a certain aesthetic that’s reflected in every photo. And I LOVE bookstagram grids like that so much, they’re so beautiful. But I decided it’s not really me. My posts have a pattern in terms of shape, but I love so many aesthetics! And I have so many moods! And I’m indecisive as a human! I can’t choose one look, so there’ll be no theme for me (at least not right now). Just pictures of books 😊
Not bad for my first CM find! And it was only 49 cents at our local goodwill. We have been using @amazon kindle and the LibriVox app for a variety of our literature. It makes it easy to pick up and bring our materials wherever we go in one simple device. It’s just not the same as the rich, well worn pages of an actual book! Am i right?! I love it! #charlottemason#charlottemasoneducation#livingeducation#poetry#modernlibrary