"Just highlighted a passage in Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami"
Maybe you’ve noticed - Skylight Books is a bookstore with a tree. Occasionally the leaves from the tree fall onto the bookshelves below. More frequently, it seems, the heavy shelves (which are on wheels) are moved away and tucked between other shelves and then chairs are brought in, and a microphone stand, and sometimes a folding table with snacks. Then people gather under the tree, which grows under a skylight, and listen to someone tell them a story.
That’s part of what makes Skylight Books an important place. There are a lot of other reasons but the Naked Bookseller must move on. If you work at a great bookstore, or are friends with one, tell us your story here. Thanks to Skylight Books and all of our book store partners
"Just highlighted a passage in How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain De Botton"
"it seems we may best be able to inhabit a place when we are not faced with the additional challenge of having to be there"
"Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train."
"he proposed a new way of ascribing nationality: not according to the country one was born in or to which one’s family belonged, but according to the places to which one was attracted"
"Having made a journey to a place we may never revisit, we feel obliged to admire a sequence of things without any connection to one another besides a geographic one, a proper understanding of which would require qualities unlikely to be found in the same person. We are asked to be curious about Gothic architecture on one street and then promptly Etruscan archaeology on the next."
"the pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to."
"It seemed an advantage to be travelling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by whom we are with, we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others."
Readmill isn’t just about reading books, it’s about sharing the best quotes inside of them too. Today we’ll be showing you how easy it is to set up sharing to your Tumblr blog so you can keep a collection of book highlights alongside your pictures, videos and other bits and bobs.