There is no such thing as too many books.



… on the shelves and on the tables, on the  floor and on the broad window-sills, were books; they reached the ceiling on the shelves; they wainscoted the walls to the height of several feet all round the room; small volumes were piled on the narrow mantel as far up as they could go without toppling over, and the tables were loaded also. Aisles were kept open leading to the door, to the windows, and to the hearth, where the ragged arm-chair stood, and where there was a small parade-ground of open floor; but everywhere else the printed thoughts held sway.

Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson


6 comments on “There is no such thing as too many books.

  1. Emma says:

    Tout à fait!

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  2. Anita says:

    In the olden times when I could actually read things on Pages I was right with you. Even then my friends agreed amongst themselves that there can be too many newspaper. I could only put a cloth over stacks that I made into end tables before they would revolt and organize a bucket brigade to get them all to the garbage. God bless their hearts.

    I love books.

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  3. Lisa Hill says:

    Left to my own devices, I think my house might well end up like that…

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