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We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
Jules Verne, born on this day in 1828
Omnivoracious: Summer Reading Lists Are Here
staceythinx:

Bookyard is an outdoor library built by artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian TRACK art festival.
About the project:

For TRACK, Bartolini [built] an open-air library in the vineyard at St Peter’s Abbey, an oasis of greenery and tranquillity in the centre of Ghent. This vineyard originated in the Middle Ages and Ghent’s Guild of Wine-Measurers breathed new life into it in the 1970s. Visitors can borrow, buy or exchange secondhand books here in the symbolic shadow of the Book Tower. Bartolini installs the bookcases in line with the vines, leaning against and parallel to the slope of the garden. According to Bartolini, books too can broaden the mind, just like good wine.

staceythinx:

Bookyard is an outdoor library built by artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian TRACK art festival.
About the project:

For TRACK, Bartolini [built] an open-air library in the vineyard at St Peter’s Abbey, an oasis of greenery and tranquillity in the centre of Ghent. This vineyard originated in the Middle Ages and Ghent’s Guild of Wine-Measurers breathed new life into it in the 1970s. Visitors can borrow, buy or exchange secondhand books here in the symbolic shadow of the Book Tower. Bartolini installs the bookcases in line with the vines, leaning against and parallel to the slope of the garden. According to Bartolini, books too can broaden the mind, just like good wine.

staceythinx:

Bookyard is an outdoor library built by artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian TRACK art festival.
About the project:

For TRACK, Bartolini [built] an open-air library in the vineyard at St Peter’s Abbey, an oasis of greenery and tranquillity in the centre of Ghent. This vineyard originated in the Middle Ages and Ghent’s Guild of Wine-Measurers breathed new life into it in the 1970s. Visitors can borrow, buy or exchange secondhand books here in the symbolic shadow of the Book Tower. Bartolini installs the bookcases in line with the vines, leaning against and parallel to the slope of the garden. According to Bartolini, books too can broaden the mind, just like good wine.

staceythinx:

Bookyard is an outdoor library built by artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian TRACK art festival.
About the project:

For TRACK, Bartolini [built] an open-air library in the vineyard at St Peter’s Abbey, an oasis of greenery and tranquillity in the centre of Ghent. This vineyard originated in the Middle Ages and Ghent’s Guild of Wine-Measurers breathed new life into it in the 1970s. Visitors can borrow, buy or exchange secondhand books here in the symbolic shadow of the Book Tower. Bartolini installs the bookcases in line with the vines, leaning against and parallel to the slope of the garden. According to Bartolini, books too can broaden the mind, just like good wine.

staceythinx:

Bookyard is an outdoor library built by artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian TRACK art festival.

About the project:

For TRACK, Bartolini [built] an open-air library in the vineyard at St Peter’s Abbey, an oasis of greenery and tranquillity in the centre of Ghent. This vineyard originated in the Middle Ages and Ghent’s Guild of Wine-Measurers breathed new life into it in the 1970s. Visitors can borrow, buy or exchange secondhand books here in the symbolic shadow of the Book Tower. Bartolini installs the bookcases in line with the vines, leaning against and parallel to the slope of the garden. According to Bartolini, books too can broaden the mind, just like good wine.

nprfreshair:

“Summer is a season when people get hyper-social — with barbecues and neighborhood fairs, graduations and pool parties. In short, it’s an especially trying time for those of us who’d rather stay indoors and read a book. My early summer reading list, therefore, takes the form of a loner’s survival guide.” — from Maureen Corrigan’s summer reading guide for loners
“Undercover Readers” by Les Bryant 2009 (by lesbryant2)

nprfreshair:

“Summer is a season when people get hyper-social — with barbecues and neighborhood fairs, graduations and pool parties. In short, it’s an especially trying time for those of us who’d rather stay indoors and read a book. My early summer reading list, therefore, takes the form of a loner’s survival guide.” — from Maureen Corrigan’s summer reading guide for loners

“Undercover Readers” by Les Bryant 2009 (by lesbryant2)

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Herta Müller and Claire Messud in Conversation

May 4, 2012 | 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center | New York City

In her first New York appearance in over a decade, after a reading from her forthcoming novel The Hunger AngelHerta Müller is interviewed by another literary titan, Claire Messud. This event took place as part of the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival.

  PHOTO GALLERY | View the photo gallery on Flickr