Thursday, September 12, 2013

The value of a book

We hang an assortment of posters from publishers and other sources in our store’s restroom. None of them are for sale. They just make interesting reading. One of them is a quote from Edward Morean. It reads:

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore a dangerous idea without fearing it will go off in our face. It is one of the few sources left where information is served up without the silent black noise of a deadline or the hullabaloo of a commercial. It is one of the few havens remaining where a person’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.”

In that regard today I received a blog post by Mickey Maudlin, the Senior V.P. and Executive Editor at HarperOne which is a division of HarperCollins. There is a recommendation for HarperOne books included in his blog, but I found it not too strident. Perhaps you will find his words something to ponder. Click here to view it.