"to read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries." - a. c. grayling
"all the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. it is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
- arthur christopher benson
"a book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. it is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."
- edward p. morgan
photography by me.