Books—they weren’t ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions.

John Green

I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage

Roal Dahl

The world belongs to those who read

Rick Holland

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Jennifer Donnelly, The Winter Rose


A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.

Alan Bennett