Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome. William Gladstone, Prime Minister, UK, C.
Of course anyone who loves books buys more of them than he or she can read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book resting unopened in it's slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.
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