Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jinny Williams Library Assistant - Sara A. Temkin and Lucy A. Hovell

Another discarded book, this one from a county library, that I found on the Library Sale shelves the same day as Miss Library Lady, so of course I had to have this book too. This book was another look into the past, specifically small town New Jersey life circa 1962. I enjoyed it for what it was, and there's not much more to say about it except for this wonderful quote about the library:

"He can't grasp how I feel about books and the library, and the hush and marvel of it . . . everything in the world you want to know, right there between covers! All the wonderful thoughts and beautiful deeds. The old books with their dark covers and thin paper, and the new ones with their bright dust jackets. The people who simply must read all the new books, and the determined old people ... who are catching up and reading all the classics they promised themselves they'd read someday, when they found time. Why can't I make him see?"

1 comment:

  1. That's a great quote, it guess true booknerdery transcends time and can be understood by every generation!