White Nights and Blue Moons

Two gates the silent house of Sleep adorn;
Of polish'd ivory this, that of transparent horn:
True visions thro' transparent horn arise;
Thro' polish'd ivory pass deluding lies.
John Work Garret Library at Evergreen, a library of the Johns Hopkins University.

John Work Garret Library at Evergreen, a library of the Johns Hopkins University.

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Oxford college libraries, photographed by Henry W Taunt (early 20th century)

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Manor house library in Bampton, Oxfordshire (U.K.)

Photographs by Henry W. Taunt, 1900

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The book scorpion (Chelifer cancroides) is a tiny pseudoscorpion that preys on booklice and other small insects commonly found in houses.

The book scorpion (Chelifer cancroides) is a tiny pseudoscorpion that preys on booklice and other small insects commonly found in houses.

Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.

—Karl Lagerfeld (via observando)

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