mark twain library

Book Therapy

“In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”   ―    Mark Twain

Happy 4th of July to all my American followers! Hope you have a fab day/night of celebrating Independence Day! In homage, here’s a few American Literature classics to brighten your day! ✨


I helped one of my colleagues with some research for a blog post yesterday. This meant looking at some cool items from the collection like letters from Leonard Cohen (who wrote some great letters in the 60’s if the ones we have are anything to go by), Charles Dickens, Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens), a great letter from Oscar Wilde where he talks about Dorian Gray, and a ticket to Charles Darwin’s funeral.