“What a piece of work is a man!
How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties!
In form and moving, how express and admirable!
In action how like an angel!
In apprehension how like a god!
The beauty of the world!
The paragon of animals!
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Important lit-ish-type people and blogs.

Here, have some of my favourite book Tumblrites:

Juliette Tang produces posts of constant high quality, with absolutely beautiful photography and a poetic bent to her writing.

Airport Bookstore posts editions of books available in different countries, which for a bookcover-obsessive like me is just a dream.

Emma maintains the kind of posting frequency I can only aspire to, making a truly admirable contribution to the lit community on Tumblr.

Tea, Coffee, Books does what it says on the tin, encompassing three of my most-indulged vices.

Bethan has three lovely blogs, but The Library of Bee is charming and the most relevant.

The Underground New York Public Library is what its librarian, Ourit, terms “a visual library”, showcasing his photographs of readers on the city’s subway, plus a couple of bonus features.

Kate Beaton is the greatest webcomic artist to ever grace this planet, and Rosa Reads may as well be a fanpage for her literature-based output. This is her Tumblr, but there’s links on it to her regular website.

Thank you

I began photographing books last March as a way to cope with the loss of my grandmother. Though she passed away before she had the chance to see my pictures, I think they’d have made her happy.

What began as a hobbyist’s emotional escape quickly evolved into a passion for photography. From the very start of this journey, I’ve been blessed with amazing support from book lovers and photo enthusiasts from around the web. Truly this venture might have petered out by now, had it not been for the steady encouragement from readers like you. Taking pictures of books will be, for me, a lifelong pursuit. I ought to say this more often than I do: thank you.

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I’ve been waiting for this for ages!

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