Open a book And you will find People and places of every kind; Open a book And you can be Anything that you want to be; Open a book And you can share Wondrous worlds you find in there; Open a book And I will too You read to me And I’ll read to you.
There’s a wonderful place in Boston called the News Feed Cafe. It’s located right off the entrance to the new wing of our main public library. Beside serving good coffee, tea and tasty snacks, it contains a fully functioning radio and TV studio of our Public Broadcasting station WGBH.
I go there often for a quick java and to rest for a while before heading back home. Lately I’ve been struck by this somewhat odd and distinctly heady confluence of printed thought and our contemporary torrent of digital information.
This guy looks to me as if he’s been caught in the crossfire.
There’s a little book store http://www.hellohellobooks.com in Rockland, Maine right next to a fine coffee shop. The store stocks an ideosencratic collection of titles many with a Maine flavor. On a side wall is this reading nook decorated with the most god awful cushion colors I have ever seen lumpted together. Esthetics aside, Hello Books is a really fun place to browse.