Book Love, Italiano

Thankfully this bookshop in Florence was closed when Daughter and I stumbled upon it this summer, or I may have ended up facing the dilemma of carrying several fragile books back to the U.S. without being damaged en route! Although I would love a couple of these for my collection… This simple display marries two…

BookLove: Thomas Jefferson’s Library

Tucked behind a completely unrelated exhibit on the second floor of the Library of Congress hides a treasure: Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Here, in a circular display which quietly tugs you into its literary vortex are gathered approximately 5,000 volumes recreating Jefferson’s personal library.  Of these, 3,000 are books which match titles (of the same era…