whitman books


«I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations.» —George Whitman

One of my favorite places in Paris, it’s magical.   

Image: Walt Whitman (FPG/Getty Images)

A literary treasure buried for more than a century has been unearthed by a grad student at the University of Houston. What’s notable about the work is its author — the beloved American poet Walt Whitman — and its place in Whitman’s literary career — just three years before he published Leaves of Grass.

Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman


“My love of movies started when I was 7 years old, living in a small town, going to the movies all the time, and finding the people in the movies more interesting than the people in my small town.” – Washington native and University of Washington graduate, Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies.  “Now voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.”

Mae Whitman is the best at voicing beautiful tough girls.

Shanti (the jungle book 2)
Tinkerbell (tinkerbell movies)
Katara (ATLA)
April O'Neil (TMNT 2012)
Heather (Dragons race to the edge)
Plaxum (Voltron)


This is what you shall do :
Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyranny, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men — go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with the mothers of families — re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul.
—  Walt Whitman, preface to “Leaves of Grass”, 1855