Whenever you are looking for an important book it's always out of stock.
However, if you you are looking for an indispensable book, then it's out of print.
The thinnest books have the longest catalogue numbers.
In any library, there is only one person who knows where all the books
are. Find them before their boss fires them.
In any library, the helpfulness of any member of staff is inversely
proportional to the number of pens in that person's pocket.
The student with the most overdue books fails their course. [One
professor we know comes into the college library at the end of every
academic year, and asks for the list of students with overdue books.
We cannot help noticing that the list corresponds precisely to the end of
term grades. The student with the most overdue books failed their course.]
Book and Library Quotes
A good book is the best of friends. English Proverb
Choose an author as you would a friend. Wentworth Dillon
Your library is your portrait. Holbrook Jackson
No furniture so charming as books. Sydney Smith
'Classic': A book which people praise but don't read. Mark
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. Edwin
In reading, as in eating, an appetite is half the feast. Anonymous
The first president of the United States of America borrowed two
books from the New York Society Library in 1789 but failed to return
Adjusted for inflation, he has since racked up $300,000 USD
[£195,000 GBP] in fines for being some 220 years late.
The New York Society Library says it will not pursue the fine. It
would simply like the books back.
On 5 October 1789, the first president borrowed two books from what
was then the only library in Manhattan - "Law of Nations," a
dissertation on international relations, and a volume of debate
transcripts from Britain's House of Commons.
George Washington did not even bother to sign his name in the
borrower's ledger. An aide simply scrawled "president" next to the title
to show who had taken them out.
The two tomes were due back a month later but were never returned
and have been accruing late fees ever since. Librarians uncovered the
misdemeanour as they were digitising the library's ledger from that time.
I need a book; I really do: I want to hold and cuddle those paper pages
anew. I want to flip through from page one to page 902. I need a book; I
really do: I want to be able to quickly check information.The thought of no
book is giving me vexation. I need a book; I really do: I don't care if
the print is small, too. I'll adjust; I always do. I need a book; I
really do: So the pages are yellow and a brittle to the touch.The pages
number 102, and I've re-read them almost as much. I need a book; I really
do: So it weighs much more than digital devices; what a sin. But it is
always there and never needs to be plugged in. I need a book; I really
do: Books get lost, you say. But tell me, has anyone really retrieved lost
text from the cloud, anyway? I need a book; I really do: With pencil in
hand I scribble notes all over the pages. Yes, I must admit I sometimes
deface a favorite book with both admiration and rages. I need a book; I
really do: One I can share with my grandchild. Just trytelling an Internet
bed-time story without getting riled. I need a book; I really do: They
make a great booster seat. And under a projector, they are neat. I need a
book; I really do: My bookshelves are empty, gathering dust. Who will say,
with so many books, be an intellectual she must? I need a book; I really
do: When the electricity is out, worthless are my Kindle, I-Pad, and Nook.
Just give me a candle and a book. I need a book; I really do: As a famous
writer (ha-ha) my books will still be a around for many views. Long after
today's digital devices go the way of yesterday's news. I need a book; I
really do: One or two, that I can pass on to you!