Tolstoy in twenty volumes and printed in 1899. (Six volumes for War and Peace) #tolstoy #literature #books

Tolstoy in twenty volumes and printed in 1899. (Six volumes for War and Peace) #tolstoy #literature #books

Happy Birthday Raphael! Though he only lived until he was 37 years old, he was a prolific architect and painter during the High Renaissance in Italy. Perhaps his most recognizable painting is “The School of Athens” from 1509/1510. He also led one of the largest workshops of that time which included about fifty pupils and assistants.Above is Young Woman with a Unicorn (c. 1506)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Raphael

Happy Birthday Raphael! Though he only lived until he was 37 years old, he was a prolific architect and painter during the High Renaissance in Italy. Perhaps his most recognizable painting is “The School of Athens” from 1509/1510. He also led one of the largest workshops of that time which included about fifty pupils and assistants.

Above is Young Woman with a Unicorn (c. 1506)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Raphael

The screen-less Oxford English Dictionary. #books #oed #prehistoric

The screen-less Oxford English Dictionary. #books #oed #prehistoric

Satisfy your craving for that old book smell with this collection of Dickens’ Work printed in 1898. #books #charlesdickens #classics

Satisfy your craving for that old book smell with this collection of Dickens’ Work printed in 1898. #books #charlesdickens #classics

The Booklover’s Edition of Anatole France. “If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” #books #anatolefrance

The Booklover’s Edition of Anatole France. “If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” #books #anatolefrance

Arthur Moreland’s Humours of History #history #illustration #comic

Arthur Moreland’s Humours of History #history #illustration #comic

Makin’ it easy to look on the bright side of life #montypython #movies #comedy

Makin’ it easy to look on the bright side of life #montypython #movies #comedy

First editions for three of “The Alexandria Quartet” by Lawrence Durrell #books #classics #literature

First editions for three of “The Alexandria Quartet” by Lawrence Durrell #books #classics #literature

Happy Day of Knygnesys (Book Smugglers)!


While Lithuania was under the control of Russia, authorities enacted a press ban on all publications written in the Lithuanian language using the Latin alphabet in order to assimilate the Lithuanians into Russian culture. The Lithuanians were not interested in adopting these changes so tens of thousands of books were illegally brought to the region from 1964 to 1904. March 16th is celebrated because it is the birthday of Jurgis Bielinis, the “King of the Book Smugglers,” who helped organize about half the books brought into Lithuania during the ban. Without the resistance, the Lithuanian language and literature might not still exist today.

From Brander Matthews’ “Ballad of Books” #books #poetry

From Brander Matthews’ “Ballad of Books” #books #poetry