Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Those Dirty Miners in the Bookshop

"Examine it closely and you will see the ragged edges of the type, its cracks and bumps and gaps, the letters that lie crookedly, or ride higher or lower than the others, the ink's variations in depth, consistency, and hue, the motes of dust and droplets of sweat, sealed within the warp and woof of the paper, the tiny insect bodies caught as the platen came down and now immortalized as unnecessary commas and full stops." - Thomas Wharton Salamander

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Josh Kirby in the Bookshop

'The reading of good books is like a conversation with the best men of past centuries-in fact like a prepared conversation, in which they only reveal their best thoughts' - René Descartes