Friday, November 7, 2014

A Gentle Madness

Another successful trip to the Springfield Friends of the Library Book Sale at Remington's (huge giant arena full of books - what heaven is this?). What a great collection I found, and like always, I think it says a lot about me - my personality on  bookshelf. I did come across an interesting volume: A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books by Nicholas Basbanes. I chuckled, my arms aching from my heavy stack, and sat this one back down. I had reached my budget and it was a little too incriminating (perhaps another time). Many cups of tea to get me through these on cold winters' nights.


Shelly said...

I love Basbanes. And that title you mentioned will probably make you feel more normal about your book habit. :)

Abby Nolan said...

Thanks for your comment, Shelly. I love that he uses the word passion instead of addiction. And I think that's key. I would wager that a few of the books I picked up are out of print and many books will unfortunately be joining them soon. As a book artist, I've long loved and valued the book as an object and not only a means of communication. Long live the book :)