When you sell a man a book, you don’t just sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships and sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean.

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley (1917)

Image source: By Johannes Jansson/norden.org, CC BY 2.5 dk, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25009679

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