randomhouse:

torbooks:

(via Maisie Williams Wore a Dress Made Out of Comic Books to Comic Con | Tor.com)
What a great dress! 

MAISIE!
purplefigtree:

Leaf from a Quran, al-Andalus, late 12th century.

This Qur’an belongs to a small group of similar Qur’ans all of which were copied in Southern Spain. They are all fairly small, this being one of the larger of the group, and are similar in layout and illumination. All are square, and written in a small neat script which has been described as the Valencian script. Nine of the group have colophons, of which six were copied in Valencia. They have an opening page or pages of illumination, which here is sadly lacking. The sura headings are in gold kufic with illuminated palmettes and the text is written on rather white parchment with tightly spaced lines of around 21-28 lines to the page. […] 
Spanish Qur’ans are few in number compared to North African Qur’ans as many were deliberately destroyed by the Christian conquerors of Spain. None exists in Spain itself with but few remaining in libraries in North Africa and the East, poignant reminders of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage.

(via Columbia University)

purplefigtree:

Leaf from a Quran, al-Andalus, late 12th century.

This Qur’an belongs to a small group of similar Qur’ans all of which were copied in Southern Spain. They are all fairly small, this being one of the larger of the group, and are similar in layout and illumination. All are square, and written in a small neat script which has been described as the Valencian script. Nine of the group have colophons, of which six were copied in Valencia. They have an opening page or pages of illumination, which here is sadly lacking. The sura headings are in gold kufic with illuminated palmettes and the text is written on rather white parchment with tightly spaced lines of around 21-28 lines to the page. […] 

Spanish Qur’ans are few in number compared to North African Qur’ans as many were deliberately destroyed by the Christian conquerors of Spain. None exists in Spain itself with but few remaining in libraries in North Africa and the East, poignant reminders of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage.

(via Columbia University)

(元記事: brassmanticore (typographieから))

ebookfriendly:

May I have sci-fi & fantasy section? http://ebks.to/1mLtCKu #library #sweet

ebookfriendly:

May I have sci-fi & fantasy section? http://ebks.to/1mLtCKu #library #sweet

the-book-ferret:

Books & Cupcakes June Book Photo Challenge

Day Twenty One: Library/Bookstore

The King’s English. It’s the best little independent bookstore in Salt Lake City. It’s the reason I get the chance to meet so many incredible authors.

It used to be an old house. There are tiny rooms stashed with books, tons of little nooks and corners and the friendliest staff. The roses in front of their newsletter? They were trimming a rose bush outside and put them in the vase while I was there.

One of my favorite spots in the store is the Mystery room. It’s where the authors sign. It just always looks so cozy and inviting. <3

(librarianishから)


the-unknown-friend:
A photo of a photo of my daughter some years ago in another time and place.  Now set among company of which she would definitely approve.

the-unknown-friend:

A photo of a photo of my daughter some years ago in another time and place.  Now set among company of which she would definitely approve.

(bookpornから)

slightlyignorant:

My legs are shaking now.

slightlyignorant:

My legs are shaking now.

(元記事: idinahuidrug (addiction-to-booksから))


“When at last I came upon the right book, the feeling was violent: it blew open a hole in me that made life more dangerous because I couldn’t control what came through it.” ―Nicole Krauss, Great House

“When at last I came upon the right book, the feeling was violent: it blew open a hole in me that made life more dangerous because I couldn’t control what came through it.” ―Nicole Krauss, Great House

(元記事: juliettetang (bookpornから))

jacebelikov:

 Book Haul | July  - Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf - The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater - Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo - Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira - Lies, by Michael Grant - The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

jacebelikov:

Book Haul | July
- Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
- The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater
- Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
- Love Letters to the Dead, by Ava Dellaira
- Lies, by Michael Grant
- The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

(kissabookwormから)