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Celebrate Books!

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Did you know March 1st was World Book Day? It’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in more than 100 countries all over the world.Prof MackseyI am behind World Book Day 100%! I can’t imagine not having books to read. Or not being able to read. I can’t sit still without reading something… anything, even the back of the cereal box!  We are so lucky to have the Book Thing in Baltimore. Since all of the books are FREE, I can take and keep the ones I want, and return the ones I’ve finished.adventureSome of my favourite design books are listed along the right side of the blog, and they all have links either to posts I did about them, or where you can buy them.dictionaries a la kate spadeI can’t remember when I first started reading, but I do remember reading books like Nancy Drew, which started my life long love of mysteries.  Both of the houses where I grew up had libraries, and I remember sitting for hours, looking at the books there.1049You can just see my father’s collection of red Baedekers’ Travel Guides in the left corner of this room. He had shelves built in on the wall opposite the fireplace for all of his books. At one point, he had more than 4,000 books! But that’s nowhere near the number that Johns Hopkins Professor Richard Macksey has in his house (top image). His floors had to be reinforced!This is just a small portion of one of my book cases, and you can see some of my father’s old travel books in the upper left of the book case.


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