AUTHORS: The One And Only - Astrid Lindgren
It’s universal and it’s instant–invoking a library makes people happy, excited, curious. Because libraries are magical places. They always have been, public or private. Books come from human minds and when you gather that many of them in one space, the space becomes, if you’ll forgive the word, holy. Books create their own space and physics, their own psychic presence. For those of us who did not grow up with wealth, libraries were the place you could go to stuff yourself with stories and knowledge and pursue like a bloodhound every little obsession.
E. B. White with his pup, Susy.(via 2.9.09: Jill Krementz Photo Journal - Top Dogs | New York Social Diary)
This comes from the wonderful tumblr that celebrates Diane Wynne Jones. Follow them!
A wonderful quote from the forthcoming Reflections (a DWJ essay collection — it’s already out in the UK, and is coming this fall from Greenwillow) to kick off our celebration in style! Art by Paul O. Zelinsky, who did the cover and illustrations for Diana’s last book, Earwig and the Witch.