I love books. I love the feel of them, the texture of the pages, the feel of a beautifully embossed cover under my fingertips, the weight of a stunning hardcover edition. I love the smell – new book smell, old book smell, ink, dust and paper of varying ages.
I love traveling to new worlds, meeting new people, falling in love with fictional characters and learning all about new cultures – even if they are fantastical ones that don’t really exist, there is always something new to learn.
I love what books teach me about myself and the world around me. Books shaped me into who I am, the books I read as a teen and young adult especially opening my eyes to many issues, shaping me into a more tolerant and empathetic human being.
As I got older and eBooks arrived, I appreciated the improved access to free digital editions of the classics, and the affordability and portability of new eBooks. However, I will always purchase my favourites as physical books as well. My library is a treasured collection that I have been gathering since I was a child, full of treasured memories and wonderful stories contained in beautiful books (including a TBR pile nearly as tall as I am 🙂 ).
In honour of books and their impact on my life, here is a great collection of quotes expressing the unique magic that is a book.
I hope you enjoyed these quotes about the magic of books. Do you have any favourite book quotes that I have missed? Please share them in the comments.