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  2. Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. In the modern state there are very few sites where this is possible. The only others that come readily to my mind require belief in an omnipotent creator as a condition for membership. It would seem the most obvious thing in the world to say that the reason why the market is not an efficient solution to libraries is because the market has no use for a library. But it seems we need, right now, to keep re-stating the obvious. There aren’t many institutions left that fit so precisely Keynes’ definition of things that no one else but the state is willing to take on. Nor can the experience of library life be recreated online. It’s not just a matter of free books. A library is a different kind of social reality (of the three dimensional kind), which by its very existence teaches a system of values beyond the fiscal.

    Zadie Smith, in the New York Review of Books. (via thebronzemedal)

    So much truth in this quote. The library is an irreplaceable part of modern society and people do not appreciate libraries nearly enough.

    (via bookshelfporn)

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  3. faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go your-state-name-here!

ok now I’m doing this right!

    faultinourstarsmovie:

    One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go your-state-name-here!

    ok now I’m doing this right!

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  4. faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go your-state-name-here!

CALIFORNIA!

    faultinourstarsmovie:

    One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go your-state-name-here!

    CALIFORNIA!

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  5. bookshelfporn:

'tsundoku' - the Japanese word for buying books & not reading them, leaving them to pile up. Who else is guilty of this?

The story of my life.

    bookshelfporn:

    'tsundoku' - the Japanese word for buying books & not reading them, leaving them to pile up. Who else is guilty of this?

    The story of my life.

    1 week ago  /  7,825 notes  /  Source: bookshelfporn

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  7. laughter-through-the-cloud:

Babysitting to the max!

too awesome, Thor teething on Mjölnir is everything!

    laughter-through-the-cloud:

    Babysitting to the max!

    too awesome, Thor teething on Mjölnir is everything!

    2 weeks ago  /  173 notes  /  Source: laughter-through-the-cloud

  8. yes!!!

    yes!!!

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    photo

    photo

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